A tyburn is a 6-line poem using a syllabic count of 2, 2, 2, 2, 9, 9. The first 4 lines rhyme and are made up of descriptive words. The last 2 lines also rhyme and incorporate the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th lines as the 5th through 8th syllables.

The links below are a separate examples of a tyburn poem:

Fire by Carrie Page

For the Love of Shoes by Carrie Page


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