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Discussion in 'Types Of Poetry' started by MsJacquiiC, Sep 6, 2006.

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    Attributed to Balint Balassi, the BALASSI STANZA is a nine-line stanzaic form where the lines are grouped in three-line sets with syllable counts 6, 6, and 7. The first two lines in the set is a couplet. The third, longer line carries the main rhyme in the third, sixth, and ninth line of the stanza.

    Example by Jacquii Cooke:

    Within The Wind

    Though the wind embraces
    Skins of many races
    Many have been blown away

    Forsook they did the day
    When lovers' joy became
    Destiny without a name

    Katrina testified
    Oh! Hard tears she did cry
    Yet with the wind she still lays

    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 6, 2006

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