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Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review. Submit Your Reply. French[ edit ] In French poetry , unlike in English, it is common to have identical rhymes, in which not only the vowels of the final syllables of the lines rhyme, but their onset consonants "consonnes d'appui" as well.
To the ear of someone accustomed to English verse, this often sounds like a very weak rhyme.
For example, an English perfect rhyme of homophones, flour and flower, would seem weak, whereas a French rhyme of homophones doigt "finger" and doit "must" or point "point" and point "not" is not only acceptable but quite common. Rhymes are sometimes classified into the categories of "rime pauvre" "poor rhyme" , "rime suffisante" "sufficient rhyme" , " rime riche " "rich rhyme" and "rime richissime" "very rich rhyme" , according to the number of rhyming sounds in the two words or in the parts of the two verses.
For example, to rhyme "tu" with "vu" would be a poor rhyme the words have only the vowel in common , to rhyme "pas" with "bras" a sufficient rhyme with the vowel and the silent consonant in common , and "tante" with "attente" a rich rhyme with the vowel, the onset consonant, and the coda consonant with its mute "e" in common.
Authorities disagree, however, on exactly where to place the boundaries between the categories. Holorime is an extreme example of rime richissime spanning an entire verse.
Alphonse Allais was a notable exponent of holorime. Classical French rhyme not only differs from English rhyme in its different treatment of onset consonants. It also treats coda consonants in a distinctive way. French spelling includes several final letters that are no longer pronounced, and that in many cases have never been pronounced. Such final unpronounced letters continue to affect rhyme according to the rules of Classical French versification. They are encountered in almost all of the preth-century French verse texts, but these rhyming rules are almost never taken into account from the 20th century.
The most important "silent" letter is the " mute e ". In spoken French today, final "e" is, in some regional accents in Paris for example , omitted after consonants; but in Classical French prosody, it was considered an integral part of the rhyme even when following the vowel. Ten-line Stanza Yet when I take the longer view, The example consists of five rhyming couplets.
The women worked out best. Those rare exceptions—one or two— Made up for all the rest. White horses seven pull the Morning Star. Octave—Eight Lines An octave can be rhymed as four couplets, or two quatrains, or two tercets and a couplet, or—well, here it has only three rhyming lines, a - a - a, and really consists of four lines split in two.
By chastened lions Cybele is drawn, And antlered stags tug fair Diana on. Sea horses carry their thalassic lord. I drive a Ford. It may have one, two, or more unstressed syllables, or it may have none. A line of poetry comprising a single foot is a monometer. Two feet make a dimeter; three, a trimeter; four, a tetrameter; five, a pentameter; six, a hexameter; seven, a heptameter.
And that is as far as there is any likely reason to go. Lines come in all the metric beats that have been mentioned. Here are iambic, trochaic, anapestic, and dactylic examples: The Metric Line You have seen that the beat of iambic verse is da da; of trochaic, da da; of anapestic, da da da; of dactylic, da da da; of amphibrachic, da da da. I may also have suggested—if so, it is worth repeating—that lines in any meter will almost never scan perfectly when read aloud with normal emphasis. That is a good thing; an unaltering beat would be unbearably monotonous.
Anapestic: In the night. Dimeter: Iambic: They fled a. Anapestic: In a song that she sang. Dactylic: El. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. That is iambic pentameter—in theory, five da da beats in a row. Anapestic: When the dark shall turn bright as the day. But in fact that line is not iambic at all.
It is lucky even to be a pentameter, with five feet, no more, no less; Mrs. Browning, like any other sensible poet, would not have hesitated to add or drop a syllable or so for the greater glory of the line. It begins, in my ear, with a dactyl, continues with three trochees, and concludes with a long iamb. The reader adjusts the stress automatically to the sense of the message, while allowing maximum sweetness to the flow of sound.
Yet it is considered an iambic line. Here is such a verse—though it must be admitted that for the sake of understanding I had to give it an unusually long title. Anapestic: Though I find it a long and un. To try is excellent training, though, and you have as good a chance as anyone else of being the one who succeeds.
Shown below are verses in the four most common metric beats, ranging in length from one metric foot to seven. From horror at Such store Of fat. Which are bad-os? Dimeters and monometers alternate in this iambic verse.
The fire, the ash Take turn: Now flame and flash, Now urn. What leagues we rose We tell By counting those We fell. Trimeter: A Line of Three Metric Feet Does a stalagmite build up from the floor of a damp cave and a stalactite build down from the roof, or is it the other way around?
This twelveline iambic trimeter. On Mondays You stray, in Your zest for Temptation. Then how can you be sure, O pendant stalactite, If you are you, or her— Stalactite-stalagmite?
O some may promise riches And some may promise ease But I will deck my darling In suns and galaxies. Not until St. Till the Greek calends, and the Conversion of the Jews.
Tetrameter: A Line of Four Metric Feet You may vary the number of feet in the lines of a verse according to any fixed pattern you choose. Four of the six trochaic lines below are tetrameter; two are trimeter. Neigh then, neighbor, neigh—but nay!
So come, let us marry, and dance in the lane As merry as crickets, and righter than rain! Our days will be brighter than rainbows are bright; Our hearts will be lighter than feathers are light.
Our love will be surer than shooting is sure— And we shall be poorer than churchmice are poor. Overall, this tetrameter is anapestic, though some lines drop the last unstressed syllable. One fury alone has God found inexpungeable; The wrath of a woman who finds herself fungible. The babe that never was is ours forever; There is no need to set the wild deer free. I know a country with nor dawn nor setting; No summer there, nor winter; spring, nor fall; No memories are there, and no forgetting; The people there breathe barely, if at all.
She dips into my heart as chopsticks dip in bowls; Her lashes flutter when I praise her lobster rolls. Her breasts are silken, tenderer than egg foo yong— No Peking duck could match the savor of her tongue. Here are two examples of it: When I depart this feasting, sated is my need: No dream remains of mooshi pork, or soup seaweed; Of birdnest soup, or sweet and sour, or moo gai pen. Trochaic heptameter: The following verse plays with venereal nouns—collective nouns, that is, covering groups of animals in this case wildfowl that men hunt for sport.
The word venereal goes back to Venus, who was goddess of both love and the hunt. This system, as needs scarcely saying, Breeds little Mantises. Hexameter: A Line of Six Metric Feet The most familiar hexameter is the Alexandrine, an iambic line which is a standard unit in French poetry, and usually deals with weightier subjects than the one considered below.
On the sidewalk—pigeons. My Chinese Miss is dainty as a Chinese fan; The fare she serves is manna for the inner man. It may seem in dubious taste to serve jug wine from such splendid bottles; but at least the bottles are splendid. Most of the best-known lyric forms in English are imports, and most of the best-known imports are from Italy and France. You may venture to put a precise name to the meter of the following heptametric verse; I would rather not. The mercury in swordfish is an enemy to dread; He ate twice twenty thousand, and that mouse is dead.
Their brother downed ten thousand turkeys lined with pesticide; It took a week to kill him, but that poor mouse died. Four Italian forms that have long been at home in English are the sonnet, ottava rima, terza rima, and the rhyming sestina.
So stay away from hormones, and from salmonella too; Be impolite to cyclamates, and DDT eschew; For additives and chemicals can kill you just like that— Though confidentially those mice were done in by the cat. The sonnet is a fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter, broken by stanzas and thought development into two movements—the octet, of eight lines, and the sestet, of six. But there may be only one movement, or there may be more than two; and the separations may be either sharp or blurred.
The original rhyme scheme, still common, is a - b - b -a, a- b - b - a, c - d - e, c - d- e, with sometimes a shift in the sestet to c - d - c, d - c - d. Milton used the Italian rhyme scheme for his sonnets, but not the arbitrary division of thoughts.
The following verse is structured in the Miltonic fashion. The Sonnet Forms of Lyric Verse Reading poetry has something in common with taking a Rorschach test—what you bring out tells considerable about what you took in.
But a poem also provides a glimpse of the poet, and perhaps not always what he thought he was showing you. The self-revelation may not be quite so evident when the work is epic, spreading heroic happenings over a huge canvas, or narrative, telling a more human story in a briefer compass, or dramatic, with characters speaking for themselves, or even satirical, jeering at human folly, as it is in the lyric poem, which deliberately opens to daylight very private feelings. Even if one wishes to, it is hard to lie successfully in a lyric poem—except perhaps to oneself.
If a lie does convince the reader, it is probably because it reveals a truth by accident. And mawkishness and sentimentality show through like pentimento through overlaid painting.
She threw her disguise off, and—son of a bitch! The thought may take a turn at the beginning of the sestet, but this is not required.
The octet here enjambs into the sestet. Be thou chary Of tongues that scuff in slipshod counterfeit, With words all unproportioned to their thought; Ill-said is no less ill because intangible.
Give every man thy ear, but count him naught Terza Rima is a series of three-line stanzas in chain rhyme: a - b - a, b - c - b, c - d - c, and so on.
The usual meter in English is iambic pentameter, and the final stanza is a quatrain instead of a triplet. The first line of the quatrain generally rhymes with the middle line of the preceding triplet as well as with the third line of the quatrain.
The second and fourth lines rhyme with each other. Who friable equates with frangible; For friable is foreordained to crumble, While frangible is brittle, and must shatter. From trope to trope do men, like drunkards, stumble, And make of synonyms identic matter. Any meter will do. Let me count the ways: From top to toe, with torso in between Some days heels over head, and other days Head over heels.
The widest river mouth is not so wide As your dear mouth. Ah, men of mighty thew They said you only loved me for my debts; Yet flake on flake we snowed when we were snow Who now are mooning wanes and parapets And television sets. Ah, the sets! And jutting chin have wooed you—been denied! Dare I, of lesser kidney, catch your ear? Dare jellied backbone swim against such tide? By begging for your hand—I lack the cheek. Yet let your bowels of compassion start! Lend me a leg up! But if a nun dun nuns, will I not know?
Not I, for I am done with duns and debts, And done with parapetting in the snow. Moon on, fair wane! Be petulant, dear pets! My lows have cattled—let my cattle low; My fortunes rise; my television sets.
The Rhyming Sestina The sestina, a favorite form of Dante and Petrarch, comprises six six-line stanzas followed by a three-line envoy—thirty-nine lines in all. The last word of each stanza becomes the last word of the first line in the next, with a placement of end words throughout in a rigid pattern. Classically though not in my example , the word repetition replaces rhyme. The end words are arranged in the following order: 4. Dear love, you trounced me, matches, games, and sets.