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    The QUINTET form of poetry can be defined as any five line verse form. There is no set rhyme scheme or syllable count in the quintet. The format of the poem is up to the poet.

    The ENGLISH QUINTET is a rhymed 5 line stanza or poem following the format below:
    • Stanzaic, written in any number of quintets (5 line stanzas).
    • Metered, most commonly iambic pentameter, although meter is optional.
    • Rhymed, rhyme scheme ababb, cdcdd etc.

    Example by George Herbert:

    The World

    Love built a stately house, where Fortune came,
    And spinning fancies, she was heard to say
    That her fine cobwebs did support the frame,
    Whereas they were supported by the same;
    But Wisdom quickly swept them all away.

    The Pleasure came, who, liking not the fashion,
    Began to make balconies, terraces,
    Till she had weakened all by alteration;
    But reverend laws, and many a proclomation
    Reforméd all at length with menaces.

    Then entered Sin, and with that sycamore
    Whose leaves first sheltered man from drought and dew,
    Working and winding slily evermore,
    The inward walls and summers cleft and tore;
    But Grace shored these, and cut that as it grew.

    Then Sin combined with death in a firm band,
    To raze the building to the very floor;
    Which they effected,--none could them withstand;
    But Love and Grace took Glory by the hand,
    And built a braver palace than before.

    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 12, 2006

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