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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Invented-verse-forms The Sparrowlet is an invented stanzaic form created by Kathrine Sparrow that she calls a variation of the Swap Quatrain. The defining feature is the inversion of the 2 hemistichs of L1 in L6 of each stanza. The elements of the Sparrowet are: stanzaic, written in any number of sixains. syllabic, lines of 8 syllables each. (Often written in iambic tetrameter.) L1 and L6 of each stanza is written in 2 hemistichs. rhymed, rhyme scheme BbabaA. The 2 halves of L1 are inverted and repeated as a refrain in L6. RRRA, RRRB xxxxxxxb xxxxxxxa xxxxxxxb xxxxxxxa RRRB, RRRA Let's Talk You think you're right, I think you're wrong! This may end up a country song I don't disagree out of spite Both have opinions that are strong Discussion can turn on a light I think you're wrong, You think you're right ~~Judi Van Gorder