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The octelle has eight lines. It uses personification and symbolism in a telling manner.

  • The syllable count is 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8
  • The rhyme scheme is aa - bb - cc - aa.
  • The first two lines and the last two lines are identical.


    Catchy Fishy

    Squishy-wishy little fishy (Rhyme scheme: a - syllable count: 8)
    You will make a tasty dishy (a - 8)
    See the bait and bite my hook (b - 7)
    I'll reel you in; take a look (b - 7)
    If you're small, I'll let you go (c - 7)
    Toss you back so you can grow (c - 7)
    Squishy-wishy little fishy (repeats from line 1)
    You will make a tasty dishy (repeats from line 2)
    - written by starkat

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