Short Particular Measure

In this form the first two lines have three Iambic feet or six syllables. The next line has four Iambic feet or eight syllables. The next three lines are the same. It will be seen that it seems to be the exact opposite of the Rime Couée.
The pattern is thus:

x x x x x a
x x x x x a
x x x x x x x b
x x x x x a
x x x x x a
x x x x x x x b




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