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p. Chester Beatty Complete Song Cycle 3 - Notes

Syllable and couplet counts

Overall
64 lines, 48 in couplets (75% couplets)
Summary - Regular/Equal/Inverted ... 19/2/3
 
First poem
10 lines, all in couplets (100% couplets)
Couplet 1 - A-line 10 syllables, B-line 9 syllables ... Regular
Couplet 2 - A-line 12 syllables, B-line 8 syllables ... Regular
Couplet 3 - A-line 9 syllables, B-line 11 syllables ... Inverted
Couplet 4 - A-line 13 syllables, B-line 11 syllables ... Regular
Couplet 5 - A-line 11 syllables, B-line 8 syllables ... Regular
Summary - Regular/Equal/Inverted ... 4/0/1
Second poem
10 lines, all in couplets (100% couplets)
Couplet 1 - A-line 11 syllables, B-line 5 syllables ... Regular
Couplet 2 - A-line 13 syllables, B-line 8 syllables ... Regular
Couplet 3 - A-line 12 syllables, B-line 9 syllables ... Regular
Couplet 4 - A-line 9 syllables, B-line 7 syllables ... Regular
Couplet 5 - A-line 12 syllables, B-line 10 syllables ... Regular
Summary - Regular/Equal/Inverted ... 5/0/0
Third poem
6 lines, 2 in couplets, pattern 2-4 (33% couplets)
Couplet 1 - A-line 11 syllables, B-line 10 syllables ... Regular
Summary - Regular/Equal/Inverted ... 1/0/0
Fourth poem
4 lines, all in couplets (100% couplets)
Couplet 1 - A-line 10 syllables, B-line 9 syllables ... Regular
Couplet 2 - A-line 8 syllables, B-line 10 syllables ... Inverted
Summary - Regular/Equal/Inverted ... 1/0/1
Fifth poem
6 lines, all in couplets (100% couplets)
Couplet 1 - A-line 9 syllables, B-line 9 syllables ... Equal
Couplet 2 - A-line 11 syllables, B-line 10 syllables ... Regular
Couplet 3 - A-line 8 syllables, B-line 7 syllables ... Regular
Summary - Regular/Equal/Inverted ... 2/1/0
Sixth poem
6 lines, all in couplets (100% couplets)
Couplet 1 - A-line 9 syllables, B-line 6 syllables ... Regular
Couplet 2 - A-line 12 syllables, B-line 10 syllables ... Regular
Couplet 3 - A-line 11 syllables, B-line 13 syllables ... Regular
Summary - Regular/Equal/Inverted ... 2/0/1
Seventh poem
22 lines, 10 in couplets, pattern 2-4-2-4-2-2-4-2 (45% couplets)
Couplet 1 - A-line 12 syllables, B-line 7 syllables ... Regular
Couplet 2 - A-line 13 syllables, B-line 7 syllables ... Regular
Couplet 3 - A-line 13 syllables, B-line 7 syllables ... Regular
Couplet 4 - A-line 8 syllables, B-line 5 syllables ... Regular
Couplet 5 - A-line 10 syllables, B-line 10 syllables ... Equal
Summary - Regular/Equal/Inverted ... 4/1/0

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