Disyllabics

Disyllabics (as you may have guessed) refers to a poem in which each line has only two syllables. Typically they are five stanzas of three lines apiece, and the second and fourth stanzas begin with spondees while the rest are trochees. Because it is so short, I am only using the stressed/unstressed rhythms in this one as a general guideline, not a hard rule.

there are
only
three ways

we can
write this
the first

is not
trochee
enough

second
lacks the
spondee

the last
will have
to do

For a tip on how to spot the stressed syllables without stressing over them check out this link: http://www.mjfreelancer.com/?p=82

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