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A rictameter is a nine-line poem. Each line has a specific number of syllables. The first line has two syllables. The next line hsa four. The next line has six. The next line has eight. The next line has ten. And we work our way down again (8,6,4,2)

The last line is the same as the first line.

So it looks like this.

Line 1: Two syllables
Line 2: Four syllables
Line 3: Six syllables
Line 4: Eight syllables
Line 5: Ten syllables
Line 6: Eight syllables
Line 7: Six syllables
Line 8: Four syllables
Line 9: Two syllables - Same Line As First Line



    Reviews (two syllables)
    Strive to improve (four syllables)
    Through graceful acceptance (six syllables)
    Of constructive criticism (eight syllables)
    Each one binding us closer together (ten syllables)
    By shared exchange of unique thoughts (eight syllables)
    Shining stars enlighten six syllables
    A writer's path four syllables
    Reviews (two syllables - line repeated)
    - written by ~Dovey

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