Experimental Poetry Form: Electrical Outlet

This experimental poetry form is called, and is based off of an, electrical outlet.  Electrical outlets vary by country and type.  The type of electrical outlet that this form is based off of is described below along with the form.

An electrical outlet has two sections: a top and a bottom.  This form, therefore, has two stanzas.

In each section of an electrical outlet, there are three entries: two slots and one hole.  In each stanza of this form, there are three lines.

In an electrical outlet, one slot is larger than the other and the hole is smaller than both.  In this form, the first line of each stanza is long, the second line is medium and the third line is short.  The first lines are ten syllables, the second are eight and the third are six.

In an electrical outlet the larger slots have some similar characteristic, the smaller slots have some similar characteristic, and the holes have some similar characteristic.  In this form, the first lines rhyme, the second lines rhyme and the third lines rhyme.

In an electrical outlet, two of the entries in each section are slots and one is a hole.  In this form, the first two lines of each stanza are in iambic meter, and the third line is in trochaic.

In summary the form looks like this:

Iambic pentameter – rhyme A
Iambic tetrameter – rhyme B
Trochaic trimeter – rhyme C

Iambic pentameter – rhyme A
Iambic tetrameter – rhyme B
Trochaic trimeter – rhyme C

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