December Form Challenge, 2012
The Kyrielle is a French form written in quatrains. Each quatrain
contains a repeated line or phrase as a refrain. It has a meter usually
composed of eight syllables per line but it can be varied. There is no
limit to the number of stanzas, but three is generally the minimum.
The normal structure is a/a/b/B, c/c/b/B, d/d/b/B. with B being the
repeated line.A varied structure could be a/b/a/B, c/b/c/B, d/b/d/B. etc.
or even a second line that did not rhyme at all. a/e/a/Z etc.
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