Alexandrine Poems

Alexandrine Poems

A Lesson by Thomas Fitzgerald

The rules of Alexandrine Poems.


Definition of Alexandrine Poetry Type and term

Alexandrine Poetry Type is a line of poetry that has 12 syllables and derives from a medieval romance about Alexander the Great that was written in 12-syllable lines. An alexandrine is used to describe a line of poetic meter.

Example of Alexandrine Poetry Type

Les Bijoux
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)

La très-chère était nue, et, connaissant mon cœur, 
Elle n'avait gardé que ses bijoux sonores, 
Dont le riche attirail lui donnait l'air vainqueur 
Qu'ont dans leurs jours heureux les esclaves des Mores.

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