What Is A Wath?

A Wath is a Syllabic Lyric poem with four four-line stanzas, the last stanza being indented, each stanza following the rhyming scheme a-b-c-b.  Metre consists of hexametric and decametric lines, with one tetrameter beginning the last stanza.  There is no set rhythm, but it is ultimately meant to be put to song.

The Wath addresses an issue in the first three stanzas and offers a solution or resolution in the fourth.

>=don't stop
-=pause

Only posts in this website tagged 'wath' are Waths.

Line 1: A - 6 syllables
Line 2: B - 6 syllables
Line 3: C - 10 syllables
Line 4: B - 6 syllables

Line 5: D - 10 syllables

Line 6: E - 6 syllables
Line 7: F - 10 syllables
Line 8: E - 10 syllables

Line 9: G - 10 syllables

Line 10: H - 6 syllables
Line 11: I - 10 syllables
Line 12: H - 6 syllables

        Line 13: J - 4 syllables
        Line 14: K - 6 syllables
        Line 15: L - 10 syllables
        Line 16: K - 10 syllables

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