Poetry Form: Ottava Rima

@xstitcher (11753)
Petaluma, California
November 26, 2015 7:00pm CST
This is probably not a full or entirely correct explanation, as there were terms like "iambic pentameter" which always confuse me, but... This form of poetry has seven lines. Each line has ten (or eleven?) syllables. The rhyme scheme is a-b-a-b-a-b-c-c My attempt at the form is below. ;) ~*~ The cold night left frost on the ground this morn And the frozen dew sparkled in the light; But the frost does not cause a scene forlorn Rather, I think that it's a beautiful sight. So, when the frost the outside ground adorns And on a walk its sparkle I espy I'll thank the Lord above for His artist's eye. © Stacey Uffelman 11/26/15
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@paigea (22405)
• Canada
28 Nov 15
A lovely poem. I like winter so I enjoyed your poetic description.
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@xstitcher (11753)
• Petaluma, California
28 Nov 15
Thank you, @paigea . Fall is my favorite season, but the frost the other day sure made it look wintery out !
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@paigea (22405)
• Canada
28 Nov 15
@xstitcher here is absolutely is winter even if the calendar says fall.
@nanette64 (17682)
• Fairfield, Texas
28 Nov 15
Very well done @xstitcher .
@xstitcher (11753)
• Petaluma, California
28 Nov 15
Thank you, @nanette64 .
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@nanette64 (17682)
• Fairfield, Texas
28 Nov 15
@xstitcher You are welcome. I love poetry.