Sunday, January 19, 2020

Chant of Autumn

Read "Chant of Autumn" at The Eldritch Dark:

This poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) uses an interesting AABCDDBC rhyme scheme.  I like the impact that unusual rhyme pattern has on the word flow, since the delayed conclusions to the B and C rhymes in each stanza create a momentum in recitation which also avoids the "sing-songy" character that can infect poems with strict repeating patterns of rhymed couplets.

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