Written for: dVerse Poets Pub - MTB: Go French with
Bref Double (posted by Bjorn)
"First of all, there is no requirement for a meter, though sources say that all lines should be of similar lengths. Secondly, the content is free, meaning that there is no requirement for a conclusion (or volta), and when it comes to rhymes it seems to be almost free as well. The sources are many and not always consistent."
What I have gathered so far:
It is built up from three end rhymes (a, b, and c)
It also includes unrhymed lines (x)
Rhymes a and b are used once in each of the quatrains and in the couplet
Rhymes c is used as end lines in each of the quatrains.
This would make these possible rhyme schemes
Only Stephen King
would have a spiderweb gate
in front of a Victorian Manor.
I would love to see the inside.
Wonder how the bell rings,
I picture a clown's maniacal scream,
or perhaps funereal chimes–not glamor.
Are there rules to which one must abide?
If invited, what would I bring?
Assorted pastries seem a bit bland,
Hmm. Maybe some black petit fours.
Well, I'd probably be completely tongue-tied.
Still, it would be awe-inspiring,
Stephen has a certain allure.