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Lethrannaegecht Mor


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Irish Verse Forms

Lethrannaegecht Mor, oglachas, a casual structure from the early Irish forms, the elements are:

  1. written in any number of quatrains,
  2. syllabic, each line has 5 syllables.
  3. rhymed xaxa xbxb etc x being unrhymed
  4. written with L1 and L2 linked by assonance,
  5. composed with the end rhyme of L3 rhymes internally with L4
  6. or L1 and L3 consonate with the end rhyme of L2 and L4
  7. written with the defining features of most Celtic poems, cywddydd (harmony of sound) and dunadh (beginning and ending the poem with the same word, phrase or line.)

    x x x x x
    x x x x a
    x x x x b
    x x b x a

    Cafe Mocha by Judi Van Gorder

    Laced with chocolate,
    the bold and rich taste
    boasts coffee is art
    from the heart embraced.

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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