#TheWombwellRainbow #PoeticFormsChallenge. It is weekly. Nineteen form is a Spanish form an #Endecha. I will post the challenge to create a first draft of a poetic form by the following late Sunday. Please email your first draft to me, including an updated short, third person bio and a short prose piece about the challenges you faced and how you overcame them. Except when I’m working at the supermarket I am always ready to help those that get stuck. I will blog my progress throughout the week. Hopefully it may help the stumped. Also below please find links to helpful websites.

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The endecha is a 16th-century Spanish poetic form with the following guidelines:

Quatrain (or four-line) poem (or stanzas).Rhyme scheme: abcb
Seven syllables per line for lines one, two, and three.
Line four has 11 syllables.

In Edward Hirsch’s A Poet’s Glossary, he refers to the form above as an “endecha real” (or “royal lament”). In his guide, the endecha is a lament or dirge that has four lines of six- or seven-syllable lines.

Thankyou to Writet’s Digest for the summary above

Useful Links

https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/endecha-poetic-forms#:~:text=The%20endecha%20is%20a%2016th,one%2C%20two%2C%20and%20three.

Endecha

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endecha

https://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/topic/1017-endecha/

 

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