Created by Connie Marcum Wong, the Con-Verse is a poem consisting of 3 or more rhyming couplets (2-lined stanzas). The first couplet begins with 7 syllables per line. Each subsequent couplet increases by 1 syllable until you reach a maximum of 11 syllables (or 5 couplets). For a longer poem, the sixth couplet would begin again with 7 syllables per line, and increase by 1 for each additional verse, maxing out at 11 syllables per line.

Rhyme scheme: aa, bb, cc, dd, ee
Syllables: 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11

The link below contains an example of con-verse poetry:

Elfin Tree by Carrie Page


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