Luc Bat Notes

About the Jez of It

Many poets enjoy working in trimeter or six syllable lines and tetrameter or eight syllable lines as opposed to pentameter or ten syllable lines. The Luc Bat employs both six-syllable and eight-syllable lines and can be used in the creation of lyrical poems or storytelling. A Vietnamese form, the Luc Bat (six eight), is comprised alternating lines of six and eight syllables, odd numbered lines being six syllables and even numbered lines eight. The thyme scheme is created by the last word of the odd lines rhyming with the sixth syllable of the even lines and the eight syllable of the even lines rhyming with the last syllable of the next odd line. The final even line links back to the first line of poem or stanza.

This gives a format shown below, however the number of lines to a poem or stanza is the poet’s choice

xxxxxa
xxxxxaxb
xxxxxb

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