Forgotten Ground Regained
A Note on Form
Postscript: The "Daeron" stanza form
Lines constructed in this way were traditionally called the "long line."
(II) Stanza structure: No breaks into stanzas.
Stanza structure:A block of alliterating lines, usually three to five, followed by three half lines. The first and third half line rhyme.
Variants:Sometimes the first rhyming half line is merged with the last alliterating line. Optionally, for effect, one can throw in rhymes within the block of alliterating lines (or even internal rhyme linking the end of one line with the third beat of the next), but I do that only sparingly.
'The name I am known by,' he softly said,'Is Daeron of Doriath, minstrel of Menegroth.''But long have I lived in the Utter East'And walked these waters to sing under star'In solitary memory- 'Of Lúthien's face, form -- 'spirit, grace, and beauty.' -