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dVerse – Mongolian Meter

At dVerse last week, Grace posted on the poetic form the Mongolian Meter. It’s thought to go back as far as Genghis Khan, the most distinct defining character is the use of head rhyme, that is rhyming the start of a word rather than the end. It can be fused with alliteration but unlike alliteration should ideally match both the opening consonant and vowel sounds. Mongolian meter is written in quatrains where each line begins with the same sound, a mono-head rhyme if you like. The the metrical rule is each line should be 7 or 8 syllables.

I found it mush harder than I thought it would be!


Published by poetisatinta

I was born and live in rural North Wales (UK) and found poetry again after a lifetime, so grateful I did :)

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