cinquain

Definitions:

  • A five-line stanza.
  • A poem of five lines consisting respectively of two, four, six, eight, and two syllables.
  • In old military evolutions, an order of battle governing the drawing up of five battalions so as to constitute three lines—that is, a van, main body, and reserve.
  • A stanza of five lines.
  • A five line <xref>poetic</xref> <xref>form</xref> which consists of 2, 4, 6, 8 then 2 <xref>syllables</xref>.
  • A five line <xref>poetic</xref> <xref>form</xref> which consists of 1 noun, 2 adjectives, 3 actions, 4 feeling words, then 1 noun that is the same as top noun
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