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    The KYRIELLE is a French rhyming poem written in lines of 4 or quatrains. The last line of each stanza is a repeated phrase, better known as a refrain. Generally the minimum number of stanzas in the kyrielle style is 3 (12 lines total), but that is really up to the poet, as the kirielle is an extremely flexible poetic style.

    The rhyme scheme is flexible as well, and is completely up to the poet.

    Example 1 by Robert B. Godwin:

    excerpt from Nightly News

    Watching news on many channels;
    viewpoints voiced on diverse panels;
    stories told in yearly annals;
    this is news as we have known it.

    Words give birth to great division
    every night on television,
    calling forth for some revision
    of the news as we have known it.
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    Example 2 by Karen L. Newman:

    Time Flies! Seize the Day!

    Although the Romans had it all,
    they lived it up before their fall.
    We all could learn a lot from them.
    Tempus fugit! Carpe diem!

    We write our dream in a letter
    waiting for things to get better.
    We don’t want to go after them.
    Tempus fugit! Carpe diem!


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 9, 2006
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