Aug 6, 2010

Guest Post #5- By Meghana S



    The MonoTetra


Jpeg by bible_geek
I am walking down winding road 
Searching for the near perfect node
Exploring a humble abode
Life is a code.. Life is a code


Rain comes pouring down curvy lane
Don’t know if it’s a boon or bane
Although it makes me more insane
Love still remains.. Love still remains..


No matter if I win or lose
Have no time to indulge in blues
Reveling in life’s lovely hues
My soul’s enthused.. My Soul’s enthused..

The monotetra is a new poetic form developed by Michael Walker. Each stanza contains four lines in monorhyme. Each line is in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of eight syllables. What makes the monotetra so powerful as a poetic form, is that the last line contains two metrical feet, repeated. It can have as few as one or two stanzas, or as many as desired.

Stanza Structure:
Line 1: 8 syllables; A1
Line 2: 8 syllables; A2
Line 3: 8 syllables; A3
Line 4: 4 syllables, repeated; A4, A4
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