Complex, Alliterisen

The complex alliterisen uses 2 different alliterations per line. The syllable structure is as follows:

1st line: x syllables
2nd line: x+2 syllables
3rd line: x-1 syllables
4th line: x+1 syllables
5th line: x-2 syllables
6th line: x syllables
7th line: x syllables

Using this formula, if your first line contains 8 syllables, the resulting syllable sequence will be:

1st line: 8 syllables
2nd line: 10 syllables
3rd line: 7 syllables
4th line: 9 syllables
5th line: 6 syllables
6th line: 8 syllables
7th line: 8 syllables

If your first line contains 10 syllables:

1st line: 10 syllables
2nd line: 12 syllables
3rd line: 9 syllables
4th line: 11 syllables
5th line: 8 syllables
6th line: 10 syllables
7th line: 10 syllables

Each link below is a separate example of a complex alliterisen poem:

Urban Jungle by Carrie Page

No Names Needed by Carrie Page


Do you have an example of a complex alliterisen poem you’d like to share? Leave a link to it in the comments!

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