Poetic Form: Lai

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

The lai is a nine-line French form of poetry that uses an “a” and “b” rhyme scheme. The rhyme scheme follows the pattern: aabaabaab. This one is more than just a rhyming poem though it also has a syllable count to contend with. The lines with an “a” rhyme use 5 syllables; the “b” rhyme lines have 2 syllables. People sometimes use the lai as the stanzas of a larger poem because the syllable count limits what they can say in a single verse.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

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