Instructions for Contributors

Hey! Not just anyone can contribute to Al Dante, you know. We got rules and structure here. A little variation is allowable, I suppose, but I don't want Al Dante getting too far afield from the parent structure of the Divine Comedy.

Sure, free verse has its place (see the Inferno section of the tercet triplet entitled Poetic Structure), but since Al Dante is written with a particular metre (iambic pentameter) and rhyme scheme (aba-bcb-cdc), you have to demonstrate your abilities.

Thus, the following:

If you would add your own Al Dante set,
Then ask to join in terza rima style
by E-mail: sangreal at sure dot net

Be sure to follow these two tercets, while
maintaining proper rhymes with that word --> there
(A single tercet should complete the trial.)

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