Poetry Kaleidoscope: Guide to Poetry

Solage

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Solage is a specific form of humorous verse with the following properties:

  • It has three lines (called the hook, the line and the sinker) of irregular length.
  • The rhyming structure is AAB.
  • The third line is a pun based on the previous two lines.

The form was invented by the Sydney-based performance poet Cameron M. Semmens.

Examples

If you don't care a bit
Where your arrow hit...
Aim less
They did not mishandle
Creating the scandal:
Proper-gate

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