An unrhyming style with line syllable rules. Traditionally written in three lines with five syllables, seven syllables, and five syllables. Written in a one-line format for the 365 project.
An unrhyming style with line syllable rules written in two forms: Tanka and Choka. Tanka wakas have five lines with the following number of syllables per line: 5, 7, 5, 7, and 7. Choka wakas are written with at least two pairs of 5, 7 syllable lines and end with a 5, 7, 7 syllable set of lines (i.e. 5, 7, 5, 7, 5, 7, 5, 7, 7).
A rhyming style written in sets of four line verses.
A rhyming style with only two rhymes over six verses and a repeating refrain. Rhyming pattern is: RBP ABR ABP ABR ABP ABRP (with R and P being A rhymes).
An unrhyming style with messages hidden (traditionally) in the first letter, syllable, or word of each line.
A rhyming style with 5 lines. The traditional rhyming pattern is: A, A, B, B, A.
An unrhyming, prose-like style
An unrhyming style written with line syllable rules. Original line rules are: 2, 4, 6, 8, 2. Variations exist that reverse those lines and combine two or more regular and/or reverse cinquains.
A rhyming style with only two rhymes over 3 verses and a repeating refrain. Rhyming pattern is: ABAR BAB ABAR (with R being a B rhyme).
A rhyming style with 14 lines and 7 rhymes. The traditional rhyming pattern is: ABAB CDCD EFEF GG.
A rhyming style with 14 lines and 7 rhymes. The traditional rhyming pattern is: ABBAABBA CDECDE. The first 8 lines, the octave, tends to introduce the problem or issue of the poem. The following 6 lines, the sextet, brings a resolution to the octave. I tend to write with a variant of that patterned: ABBACDDC EFGEFG.
A variation of sonnets written in a looser rhyming pattern with 14 lines.
A visual style with 7 lines of defined themes. Those themes are:
A noun or subject,
Three -ing words,
Four words about the subject,
Three -ing words,
And a synonym/antonym for the subject.
As part of the 365 project, I created a new style named Chimera with an emphasis on lines and stanzas grouped in fours, no required rhyming pattern, and an average of eight syllables per line (though variation is allowed).
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