Thursday, April 25, 2013
Loss & Rebirth
A note on form: This piece follows the form of a monotetra. Mono = each stanza ends with a single set of rhyming words. Tetra = I like to think of the two ways: (1) it is written in tetra meter; (2) tetra means four and there are four lines to each stanza. You'll also notice the last line of each stanza has a special structure; the first four syllables are repeated as the last four syllable. Even though I chose not to write this piece in iambic tetra meter, I still like the sound of the form with its final repetition in each stanza.