Alexadrine Poetry

“Alexandrine Poetry Type is a line of poetry that has 12 syllables and derives from a medieval romance about Alexander the Great that was written in 12-syllable lines. An alexandrine is used to describe a line of poetic meter.” Most of the examples I could find were in French, but I’m still pretty sure it rhymed and only the last line was 12 syllables.

An Alexandrine look at Libya:

How hard for Gadhafi, he’s all alone;
The allied forces just increased the no-fly zone.
The US issued targeted air strikes,
Libya will be fighting on camels or bikes.

I enjoy structure, not to contradict,
but alexandrine poetry is just too strict…

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