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    The Welsh RHUPUNT poem (pronounced RHEE-pint) is a syllabic line of three to five tetrasyllabic (4 syllables) sections. It is sometimes presented as stanzas (tercets, quatrains, quintets) rather than one line. The main rhyme (aaab, cccb, dddb, eeeb) can change after two or more lines.

    Example from Unknown Author:


    A new Rhupunt?
    May I be blunt?
    How could I shunt
    The proper word?

    To follow rules
    Not taught in schools
    Like haunted ghouls
    Is quite absurd.

    This rhyming scheme
    To some may seem
    A poet’s dream
    But they have erred.

    A tetra line
    Or two is fine
    Like sweet red wine
    But try a third!

    The constant rhyme
    Time after time
    Makes one a mime
    A wordless nerd.

    You stare to space
    And try to place
    And interlace
    What you have heard.

    You write it wrong,
    One word too long,
    “His head!” the song
    the wrath incurred.

    This doleful form
    Is not my norm,
    I’m feeling warm
    My tongue is slurred.

    If Welsh is in
    Then I must sin
    I’ll simply grin,
    Fly like a bird.

    A style that’s free
    Is more for me,
    So let me be
    Lest I get burred.

    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 12, 2006

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