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  1. Tinker

    Deibhidhe and its Variations

    Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Irish Verse Forms Deibhidhe (jay-vée) ( light rhyme) and its variations are dán direach (requiring alliteration in every line). The forms are written in rhymed couplets in which a stressed end syllable rhymes with an unstressed end syllable. In English, rhyme is usually between 2 stressed syllables (yellow/ mellow, time/ rhyme ) but Celtic verse often deliberately rhymes a stressed and unstressed syllable (distress / angriness, west / conquest), easier said than done. As with most ancient Irish forms the Deibhidhes are written with cywddydd (harmony of sou
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