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    MsJacquiiC Poetica Magnifique

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    The ALEXANDRINE is a line of poetry that has 12 syllables and derives from the French who don’t believe their language is stressed. As such, their poetry is syllabic, and the alexandrine is a twelve-syllable line.

    COUPLETS are any two lines working as a unit, whether they comprise a single stanza or are part of a larger stanza. Most couplets rhyme (aa), but they do not have to.

    Thus the ALEXANDRINE COUPLET is any 2 rhymed lines of 12 syllables each that work together as a unit...

    Example by Jacquii Cooke:

    Where Heaven Glows

    Throughout the night
    The wind doth blow
    Heavy secrets of shadows bliss-kissed with romance.
    Such a lust binds thy heartstrings in longings of France.
    On precipice: light
    Where heaven glows.

    Throughout the night
    The wind doth howl
    Lingering moments of a blinded ecstacy
    Where memoried pleasures are just so next to me
    On precipice: light
    Where wolves do yowl.

    in the above example lines 3 & 4 and lines 9 & 10 are the alexandrine couplets.
    2 rhyming 12-syllabled lines that work as a unit
    :)


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 6, 2006
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