An Elfchen (also known as an elevenie) is a short poem with a given pattern. It contains eleven words which are arranged in a specified order over five rows. The typical structure of an elfchen is as follows:
|1||1||A thought, an object, a color, a smell, or the like|
|2||2||What does the word from the first row do?|
|3||3||Where or how is the word of row 1?|
|4||4||What do you mean?|
|5||1||Conclusion: What results from all this? What is the outcome?|
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The structure of a traditional haiku is always the same, including the following features:
- There are only three lines, totaling 17 syllables.
- The first line is 5 syllables.
- The second line is 7 syllables.
- The third line is 5 syllables like the first.
Blogging should be fun
But some days, not so easy
Result is nonsense
A limerick is a form of verse, usually humorous and frequently rude, in five-line, predominantly anapestic meter with a strict rhyme scheme of AABBA, in which the first, second and fifth line rhyme, while the third and fourth lines are shorter and share a different rhyme.
There once was a teacher who wrote
But ne’er produced a thing of note
His thoughts he tried hard to gather
But all that came out was blather
Alas, he’d never be called the GOAT
Agreed. Not much of a blog.