a poem with a standard syllable pattern, like a haiku, invented by Adelaide Crapsey, an American poet. Five lines and a total of 22 syllables in the sequence: 2, 4, 6, 8, 2.
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Cinquain n is a class of poetic forms that employ a 5-line pattern. Earlier used to describe any five-line form, it now refers to one of several forms that are defined by specific rules and guidelines. ==American cinquain== The modern form, known as American Cinquain inspired by Japanese haiku and tanka, akin in spirit to that of the Imagists. In ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinquain
20th-century verse form consisting of 22 syllables arranged in five lines in the sequence 2, 4, 6, 8, 2 (the accent scheme being 1, 2, 3, 4, 1). Inspired by the Japanese tanka, the cinquain was invented by the US poet Adelaide Crapsey (1878–1914), whose works, both in form and intention, anticipated ImagismFound on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0089373.html
A five line poem, invented by Adelaide Crapsey, and based on Japanese forms such as haiku and tanka. The cinquain has a total of twenty-two syllables arranged in lines as follows:Â 2, 4, 6, 8 and 2 e.g.
On windless nights
The moon-cast shadows are,
So still will be my heart when I
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A five-line stanza with varied meter and rhyme scheme, possibly of medieval origin but definitely inFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22385
a five-line stanza. The American poet Adelaide Crapsey (1878–1914), applied the term in particular to a five-line verse form of specific metre that ... [1 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/c/86
a verse form of five lines with lines of 2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 syllables.Found on http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/display_rpo/terminology.cfm#acatalectic
A verse form of five lines with lines of 2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 syllables.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22429
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