Experimental Poetry Form: Grouping

The following experimental poetry form focuses on grouping.  It has three stanzas that form the groups.

The first stanza is a couplet.  It has eight syllables per line with no meter and the two lines rhyme.

The second stanza has three lines.  Each line in the stanza has ten syllables with no meter and each line rhymes.  Each line of the second stanza is indented two spaces.

The third stanza has five lines, each line has six unmetered syllables, and each line rhymes.  Each line of the third stanza is indented one space.

The form looks like this:

A (8 syllables)
A (8 syllables)

  B (10 syllables)
  B (10 syllables)
  B (10 syllables)

 C (6 syllables)
 C (6 syllables)
 C (6 syllables)
 C (6 syllables)
 C (6 syllables)

The idea of the form is to have three distinct groups based on the stanzas.  Each stanza is different in its number of lines, rhyming, syllable count and indention.  These differences help form the groups.

As a further experimentation with this form, additional differences could be added such as different meters.

The intention of the grouping is to have three parts make up one poem.  Because the stanzas are separate in form, this may influence a poet using the form to group ideas by stanza, rather than having one main idea or having the ideas in the poem be separated in some other way.  The idea is to see how this grouping influences poems.

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