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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry English Verse English Poets Emulated There are many lesser known stanzaic patterns and verse forms projacked and styled after published poems, then named for the poet. These stanzaic patterns appear to have been invented as teaching tools and published in Pathways for a Poet by Viola Berg 1977. Here are a few named for English poets: The Abercrombie is a stanza pattern using sprung rhythm and an interlocking rhyme scheme. It is patterned after Hymn to Love by British poet, Lascelles Abacrombie (1881-1938). The elements of the Abercrombie are:
From the Heart Exhausted from his midnight trek Old Nick collapsed in a fold. These annual Christmas trips were harder and harder each year. While his hips got larger and larger and he became less quick. To Santa with Love. He drug his almost empty sack from the sleigh and said, "What ho? What is this that I missed?" It tumbled to the snow. Had he been remiss? A gift to whom? He'd like to know, but wait . . To Santa with Love. He raised his eyebrow in discovery mode when recognizin