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.
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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