In subsequent editions the second quatrain
because only half of that quatrain
is cited in Borgmann's 1965 book Language on Vacation--Bergerson had evidently not yet composed the other half.
Many layers of contemporary Western culture are skewered by these quatrains
of common meter, a form that puts one in mind of Dickinson.
Both sonnets begin the third quatrain
with the conjunctive adverb "Then.
first part of a binary division, thus linking the third quatrain
The second quatrain
pursues with the DIVIDED SELF explicitly introduced at the end of the first quatrain
("We open with a vibrant sound the window"; l.
1) Among them the quatrain
is the shortest, the only one where Machado resorts to a closed stanzaic form, and the only one with consonantal rhyme.
will premiere on April 24 at the Crescent Theatre as part of International Dance Festival Birmingham.
The information in Table 5 shows that English quatrains
first appeared in Continental Sarum Primers no later than October 10, 1527 (STC 15954), and probably no earlier.
By suggesting imprisonment under the sky, this quatrain
asserts an impermeable boundary between the world and what may lie beyond.
First he selected the confining and highly structured poetic form of the quatrain
, with its four-line stanzas and AABB, ABAB, or ABBA rhyming schemes.
The qualities that mark it as an accessible, memorable oral form--story; song-like structures (the quatrain
, familiar rhyme schemes, short, jaunty lines); a predominance of end-stopped lines; colloquial language; dialogue; representative characters; minimal, straightforward imagery--certainly suited Brooks's plan for her new black poetry.