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Shapes of Our Singing A Comprehensive Guide to Verse Forms and Metres from Around the World

ISBN-10: 0910055769
ISBN-13: 9780910055765
Edition: 2001
Authors: Robin Skelton
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Description: The Shapes of Our Singing presents all the major and most of the minor verse forms from the poetic traditions of the entire world. Skelton gives a synopsis and list of rules for each form, and brings each form to life with an original poem.

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Carnegie Mellon University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The Shapes of Our Singing presents all the major and most of the minor verse forms from the poetic traditions of the entire world. Skelton gives a synopsis and list of rules for each form, and brings each form to life with an original poem.

Introduction
Anglo-Saxon Alliterative Verse: The Love Song
Strict Alliterative Verse I: Relaxed
Strict Alliterative Verse II: The Start of Spring
Strict Alliterative Verse III: In Grief
Strict Alliterative Verse IV: November Ending
Strict Alliterative Verse V: News Item
Arabic Hazaj Metre: Thorn Trees
Mutaqarib Metre: Leaf Dance
Qasidah in the Basit Metre: Sandstorm
Rajaz Metre: Aftermath
Sari Metre: Sea Coast
Tawil Metre: Entertainer
Urjuzah Metre: Myth
Wafir Metre: The Remembered Ones
Bengali Payar: Monsoon
Tripadi: Near Chakrata
Breton Octosyllabic Couplets: By the Lake
Burmese Than-bauk: Dreams
Ya-du: In Winter
Catalan Tetrasyllabic couplets: Garden Nightfall
CHINESECh'i-yen-shih: Alternatively
Chueh-chu I: Moontruth
Chueh-chu II: Prairie Summer
Ssu-yen-shih: Song
Wu-yen-shih: Pools and Wells
Classical Greek & Latin Adonics: Parthenon
Alcaics: The Garden at Dawn
Alcmanic Metre: Invocation
Amphibrachic Trimeter: Island of Wine
Anacreontics: Athens
Anapaestic Dimeter: The Dance
Antispastic Dimeter: Artemis
Archilochean Metre: Akroteri
Asclepiadean Metre I: Santorini
Asclepiadean Metre II: Pros, Recalling Demosthenes
Bacchiacs: After the Museum
Bacchics: Chant
Choliambics: Island Harbour
Choriambic Dimeter: The Acropolis
Cretic Metre: Alternatives
Dactylic Hexameter: Morning Song
Dactylo-Epitrite: Harbourside
Dochmiac Dimeter: November
Elegiac Couplets: Handfast
Enoplius: Red Tree
Epitrite Dimeter I: Drowned Island
Epitrite Dimeter II: Storm
Epitrite Dimeter III: Inconclusive
Epitrite Dimeter IV: November Once More
Galliambs: Mykonos
Glyconics: At Rhodes
Glyconic Stanzas: Girl Waiting
Hemiepes: Swallows
Hendecasyllabics: Nightwords
Iambelegus: The Deities
Iambic Trimeter: Aegina
Ionic a Majore: Chthonic
Ionic a Minore: Nocturne
Ithyphallics: In Homage
Paeon I: Contemplating It
Paeon II: Frivolity in Age
Paeon III: Island Temple
Paeon IV: Daybreak
Paroemiac: Inscription
Penthemimer: Sky God
Phalaecean Metre: Lesbos
Pheracratean Metre: In Darkness
Priapean Metre: Expiation
Prosodiakon: Prosodion
Reizianum: Aegean Interlude
Rhopalic Verse: Academic Note
Sapphics: The Isles of Greece
Saturnian Metre: The Statue
Senarius Metre: Hydra
Skolion: Skolion
Sotradean Metre: What the Rain Says
Telesillean: Temple of the Goddess
Trochaic Tetrameter: In the Museum
Versus Spondaicus: Day's End
Cornish 14th Century Stanza: No End to It
Czech 14th Century Traditional Couplets: Bonfire Day
English Acrostic: A Birthday Card
Alexandrine Couplets: Herself; a Footnote
Ballad: A Ballad of Despair
Blank Verse: The Farewell
Blues Stanzas: Autumn Rain
Burns Stanza: In Twilight
Carol I: Carol for Yule
Carol II: In the Hospice
Catena Rondo: Sun Setting
Cinquain: The Daybreak
Rhymed Cinquain: At Dawn
Common Measure: Penny Whistle
Clerihew: In Summary
Cumulating Verse: Again October
Diminishing Verse: Churchgoing
Diminishing and Cumulating Verse: True Story
Disyllabics: The Roses
Double Dactyls: Two Poets of Canada
Echo Verse I: The Dark Well
Echo Verse II: Oracle
English Quintet I: The Rain
English Quintet II: In Plain Words
Heroic Couplets: Above
Hudibrastic Verse: The Welcome
In Memoriam Stanzas: Obiter Dicta
Limerick: Dramatis Personae
Long Measure: In Those Days
Madrigal: Narcissist
Novem: Time Passing
Palindrome: Lest We Forget
Short Madrigal: Night Piece
Madsong Stanza: In Dusk
Poulter's Measure: Crow Message
Primer Couplets: Crow on a Bough
Rime Royal: Samhain in Perugia
Roundel: The Hand
Roundelay: Tether's End
English Rubai: Maya
Interlocking Rubaiyat: Night Vision
Short Hymnal Stanza: The Street
Short Particular Measure: Birch
Skeltonics: The Hidden
Caudate Sonnet: After Long Absence
Curtal Sonnet: Slow Music
Shakespearean Sonnet: The Biographers
Spenserian Sonnet: Ghost Story
Spenserian Stanzas: Anima
Split Couplet: Leaf
Triversen: The Hill
Trisyllabics: At Brentwood
Tudor Lyric: Marsh Cottage Revisited
Viator I: Dover Beach Revisited
Viator II: Aging
Double Viator: Evening
Ethiopian Mawaddes: Felinity
Finnish Kalevala Metre: Cavern
French Ballade: Changes
Double Refrain Ballade: Night Thoughts, Bosnia
Ballade Supreme: Discoveries
Bref Double: Downfall
Chant Royal: Serena
Dizain: At Goldstream
Huitain: Unsurprising
Kyrielle I: Portrait of an Unknown Lady
Kyrielle II: Cornish Summer
Kyrielle III: Gone Away
Lai: On the Coast
Lai Nouveau: Song for Beltaine I
Ode (Ronsard's Form): At Sunset, Waiting
Pantoum: In an Abandoned Cemetery
Rondeau: Full Moon
Rondeau Redouble: Spring in the Okanagan
Rondel: The Visitation
Rondel Supreme: Methuselah's Song
Rondelet: Grandmother: A Portrait in Petit-point
Rondine: Night Watch
Spondaic Triolet: Lullaby for Veronica Violet
Tautogram: Temporal
Reverdie: Spring
Rimas Dissolutas: Completion
Rime Couee: Ignorance
Rime Riche: Speaking of Grass
Triolet: The Suggestion
Villanelle: The Pursuit
Virelai: Song for Beltaine II
German Knittelvers: Sleight of Hand
Nibelungen Stanza: Wood in August
Shuttelreim: Threesome
Hebrew Abecedarius: In the Art Museum
Traditional: At Delphi
Hindi Doha: Distrust
Irish Ae Freslige: Two in a Garden
Breccbairdne: Spring Sprung
Casbairdne: The Wilderness
Cethramtu Rannaigechta Moire: Observation
Cro Cumaisc Etir Casbairdni Ocus Lethrannaigecht: Time Past
Dechnad Cummaisc: Beehive Huts, West Kerry
Dechnadh Mor: The Wood at Evening
Deibide: Young
Deibide Baise Fri Toin: For a Newborn God-Daughter
Deibide Guilbnech: By the Lake
Deibide Guilbnech Dialtach: The Visitant
Droigneach: Samhain
Lethrannaigecht Mor: Connemara
Rannaigecht: Outcrop
Rannaigecht Bec I: The Making of Music
Rannaigecht Bec II: Against Learning
Rannaigecht Mor: The Names
Rannaigecht Mor Gairit: Crepuscule
Rinnard: Rowan
Rinnard Tri-nard: Alba
Seadna: Intermission
Seadna Mor: Pike
Snam Suad: The Old Ones
Sned-bairdne: Orchard Incident
Treochair: The Toys
Trian Rannaigechta Moire: On the Moor
Unnamed (Murphy 8): The Well
Unnamed (Murphy 12): At Knocknarea
Unnamed (Murphy 18): Playing the Game
ITALIANCanzone: In the Ninth Month
Decima Italiana: Samhain in Perugia II
Italian Octave: In Passing
Italian Quatrain: Milan Cathedral
Italian Sestet: Her
Ottava Rima: Perugia Nocturne
Petrarchan Sonnet: First Words
Rispetto I: The Voice
Rispetto II: The Lake
Sestina: Peace
Rhymed Sestina: Night Blossom in April
Sicilian Octave: At the End of the Day
Sicilian Quintet: Love in an English Garden
Sicilian Septet: That Dream Again
Sicilian Sestet: The Excavation
Sicilian Sonnet: Gentle Ghost
Sicilian Tercet: Dichotomy
Stornello: Shape Changers
Strambotto: Timing
Terzanelle: Coracha Cagalt
Terza Rima: Verse on a Birthday
Terza Rima Sonnet: Unanswerable
JAPANESEChoka: The Tradition
Dodoitsu: In Passing
Haiku: Conte
Imayo: Nightwalker
Iroha Mojigusari: The Trophy Room
Katauta: Proposal
Kouta (I): Renewals
Kouta (II): In Age
Mondo: Tide Talk
Renga: Are You There?
Sedoka: Under the Apple Tree
Senryu: Not Really
Somonka: Brief Encounter
Waka: Magical
Javanese Kakawin Stanza, Sardula-Vikridata Metre: Nearing the End
Tengahan Wokir: On the Shore
Kashimiri Vakh: Thoughts at Evening
KOREANKasa: Night Dance
Sijo: In the Fall
Latin Goliardic Verse: Autumn Evening
Latvian Daina: Summer
Malay Pantun: After the Battle
Marathi Abhanga: Visak
Ovi: Samungli
Mongolian Traditional Metre: Sometimes
Occitan Dansa: Idee Fixe
Old Norse Drottkvaett: Workshop
Fornyroislag: O Tempora
Hrynhent: Riverside
Kviouhattr: After the Rain
Ljooahattr: In the Olympics
Malahattr: The Fir
Runnhent: Crows in Oak Bay
Persian Hazaj Metre: Hurricane
Mathnavi in the Mutaquarib Metre: Leaf Requiem
Mujtass Metre: Ghazal for Saki
Muzari Metre: Goldstream Climax
Ramal Metre I: Street Scene
Ramal Metre II: Winter
Rubai: Night Thoughts
Prakrit Arya Metre: Crawlspace
Russian Dolnik: Dawn
Onegin Stanza: On the Beach
Sanskrit Anustubh Metre: Listening
Drutavilambita Metre: Into the Depths
Indravajira / Upendravajira Metre: Snapshot
Jakati Metre: Sleeping Out, New Delhi
Sardula-Vikridita Metre: Time Sleeps
Tristubh Metre: By the Wall
Spanish Copla de Arte Mayor: Sleepless
Cueca Chilena: The End of It
Cuaderna Via: On a June Evening
Endecha: To Liam Miller
Espinela: Laburnum
Flamenca: Nocturne
Foia: The Forge at Sundown
Glose: The Memories
Lira: Dawn Meadow
Mote: Amherst October
Pregunta I: A Question of Definition
Pregunta II: Question Time
Quintilla: Spring Dawn
Redondilla: The Afternoon
Seguidilla: Sculpsit
Sextilla: Filey Brigg Revisited
Soledad: In July
Zejel: In Age
Sumerian Sumerian Stanza: Her Beauty
Swahili Muyaka Stanza: Conch
Tamil Aciriyappa Metre: Outside the Village
Kali Metre: Bubbles
Venpa Metre: The Dreams
Thai Totok: The Poet Confesses
Tibetan Gzha: Spring Lament
Vietnamese Luc-bat I: Nightsong
Luc-bat II: Her Face
Welsha Note on Cynghanedd
Awdl Gywydd: Dawn Mist
Byr a Thoddaid: After the Storm
Clogyrnach: Again and Again
Cyhydedd fer: The Log
Cyhydedd hir: The Decision
Cyhydedd naw ban: Seaborn
Cyrch a Chwta: Westfield Lane Revisited
Cywydd Deuair Fyrion: Carillon
Cywydd Deuair Hirion I: That Evening
Cywydd Deuair Hirion II: Speechless
Cywydd Llosgyrnog: Dimlington Heights
Englyn Byr Crwca: Full Moon
Englyn Cyrch: The Cliff
Englyn Lledfbroest: In Boyhood
Englyn Milwr I: Love's Wisdom
Englyn Milwr II: The Hearing
Englyn Penfyr: May Day
Englyn Proest Dalgron: All
Englyn Proest Gadwynog: Somnium
Englyn Unodl Crwca: Humberside, 1939
Englyn Unodl Union: Fulfillments
Gwawdodyn: Clair de Lune
Gwawdodyn Byr: Ammunition Nation
Gwawdodyn Hir: Shore Birds
Hir a Thoddaid: Stone Music
Rhupunt: The Mark
Long Rhupunt: The Knowledge
Twaddgyrch Cadwynog: Ars Longa
Toddaid: On the Mountain
Yiddish Folk Metre I: Night Walk
Folk Metre II: West Coast December
Folk Metre III: Concluding

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