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    The RICTAMETER is a nine-line syllabic structure. The lines start at two syllables incrementing upward by two. The 5th line will have 10 syllables and proceeds to the 9th line reversing the syllable count to the last line, which has 2 syllables. The first and ninth lines are the same word(s).

    There is no set rhyme scheme for the rictameter poem.

    Example by Karen L. Newman:

    Heart Break

    I’m back
    alone again
    floating away on seas
    of tears springing from swollen eyes
    blinded by red hot passion itching to
    try anything once to please him
    who was not satisfied -
    neither was I.
    I’m back.

    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 12, 2006

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