General Poetry posted June 22, 2022

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Quintilla poetic form ~ Monostitch FS Class


by Sugarray77

Inflammable flamenco flair,
her hands flung high into the air,
while heels are tapping Spanish heat,
with blurring, frantic dancing feet,
hot, stomping dervish love affair.


Quintilla poetic form ~ monostitch. A Spanish poetic form. One stanza of five lines with two end rhymes used. One stanza of the Quintilla is called a Monostitch. In the Quintilla, there is no rhyming couplet at the end and the verse is syllabic (8). The term monostitch is used for any single stanza poem although confusingly it is also used to mean a one line poem. The two stanza version is sometimes referred to as a decastitch because it has ten lines in it.

This is the form we are studying in the FanStory poetry class.

Art: google photograph of Christina Hoyos an iconic 1960s flamenco dancer
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