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Basic craft : Wet, wet, wet

This game uses the same method as the Aboard the Pentameter game to help create a quatrain verse. The boxes drawn allow for eight beats to a line. This will allow a number of simple forms, the most common in English verse would be a ballad stanza as found in so many anonymous poems of the Middle Ages.

A ballad stanza has four feet of two syllables in the first and third lines and three feet of two syllables in the second and fourth lines. This means that the two end boxes in lines two and four should be ignored. Ballads usually rhyme the second and fourth lines.

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