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    The English word quinzaine is derived from the French word qunize, which literally translated means fifteen. A QUINZAINE is an unrhymed verse of fifteen syllables.

    These syllables are distributed among three lines so that there are seven syllables in the first line, five in the second line and three in the third line (7/5/3). The first line makes a statement. The next two lines ask a question relating to that statement.

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    Flower pictures please me so;
    Is it the colors
    Or the bees?


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 12, 2006
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