Chant Notes

About the Jez of It

Probably as old as poetry itself, the Chant is considered to be the first form that poetry took. Chants employ repetitive lines to form a type of chant effect. How frequent the repeated line is the poet’s choice.

Example

Santa Carla by Robert Lee Brewer

He can see all the birds lift from the grass;
there’s another missing child on the radio.

The trees appear to be covered in glass;
there’s another missing child on the radio.

He knows the many shades of wrong and right;
there’s another missing child on the radio.

If there’s a city waiting in the night,
there’s another missing child on the radio.

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