Rhyming pattern: ABCBA
Length of lines: First and Fifth lines = 8 syllables, Third line = 6 syllables, Second and Fourth lines = 2 syllables
This experimental poetry form is based on the letter E. The form is meant to resemble and reflect the letter. The letter E has five parts: two long, one medium and two short, and so the form has five lines, with two long, one medium and two short. The rhyming pattern also matches the parts.
Here is an example poem written in the form:
The little dog smiled with joy,
as he did dart away,
with the shoe he thought was a toy.
P.S. As a reminder, see this past Monday’s post to suggest a poetry form for this blog.