Kyrielle Sonnet Notes

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Kyrielle Sonnet 1

Structure: Three quatrains and a couplet
Meter: Octosyllabic or tetrameter
Schema: AbaB cbcB dbdB AB

Example

La Cheminée by Jez Farmer

In summer sun the grate lies cold
No embers left to warm the night
Yet summer blooms beauty behold
As floral scents bring out delight
The seasons turn in loving flow
To reach above in passion’s height
For love’s embers don’t lose their glow
As floral scents bring out delight
The essence of love, you and me
Can’t be bound in seasonal might
As through summer we’re loving free
As floral scents bring out delight
In summer sun the grate lies cold
As floral scents bring out delight

Kyrielle Sonnet 2

Structure: Three quatrains and a couplet
Meter: Octosyllabic or tetrameter
Schema: A1bbA2 accA2 addA2 A1A2

Example

Xtremes by Terry Clitheroe

Oh Love, doest thou know thy brother Hate?
Nay! Please realise that he remembers thee;

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