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Awdl Gywydd (Welsh)

Pronounced “owdl gow-widd” Seven syllable quatrains with end rhyme and couplet binding.

* * * * * * A
* * A * * * B (A could shift to 3rd or 4th syllable)
* * * * * * C
* * C * * * B (B could shift to 3rd or 4th syllable)

The mid-line rhymes can be various forms of
half-rhyme, such as consonance or assonance.
The main rhyme (B) should be perfect.


Four seven-syllable lines; lines two and four rhyme; lines one and three rhyme into the third, fourth, or fifth syllables of lines two and four.

"Softly let the measure break
Till the dancers wake, and rise,
Lace their golden shoes, and turn
Toward the stars that burn their eyes."


http://www.poetryrenewal.com/forms/000/12.shtml

http://anitraweb.org/kalliope/welsh.html

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