Cymraeg Soned Notes

About the Jez of It

Created by Jez Farmer, the Cymraeg Soned reflects traditional Welsh poetry with the quatrains written as awdl gwydd and the couplet as a cyhydedd fer

Adwdl Gwydd

Each stanza is a quatrain of seven syllables. Lines two and four rhyme and lines one and three cross rhyme into either syllable two, three, four or five of lines two and four, respectively. It’s important to state that Celtic poetry is based on sound structures to make them easy to remember, with rhyme not as important as repetition, alliteration, and rhythm. The rhyme scheme with a and c being flexible

x x x x x x a
x x a x x x b
x x x x x x c
x x c x x x b

Cyhydedd Fer

The Cyhydedd Fer consists of eight syllable couplets.

x x x x x x x a
x x x x x x…

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