Created about twenty years ago by an Arkansas poet named Etheree Taylor Armstrong, this titled form, the Etheree, consists of ten lines of unmetered and unrhymed verse, the first line having one syllable, each succeeding line adding a syllable, with the total syllable count being fifty-five. Rhyme and meter are not permissible in this format.
This concise form is meant to focus on one idea or subject.
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The Etheree starts with a one syllable line and consists of 10 lines, adding one syllable per line, until the last line of ten syllables for a total count of 55 syllables… The syllabic structure is like this: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10. Some Etheree poets have evolved into sub categories that do involve Rhyme and inverted Etheree’s or a traditional Etheree combined with an inverted creating a 20 line poem.