For the next theme, Jessie and I are introducing a poetic structure that we made up. The structure is known as “Rock Song,” and it follows the basic pattern for lyrical structure in a rock song, with a chorus, two verses, and a refrain.
This structure allows a poem, or “song”, to be based around a four-line chorus that carries the theme of the piece, interspersed with longer verses, and capped by a refrain, as such:
second 8-line verse
Structure: Rock Song
The rhyming scheme is up to the writer. Feel free to play with the structure, such as adding a second refrain stanza instead of repeating the chorus, or writing a six-line refrain instead of four lines.
Also, try to forget that the weather is finally turning nice again and you probably don’t want to be thinking about winter.
Give it a shot! And, as always, email guest submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.