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The than-bauk is a Burmese form with very simple rules:
- Three lines
- Four syllables per line
- The final syllable of the first line rhymes with the third syllable of the second line and second syllable of the third line.
Here’s a visual representation of rhyming and non-rhyming syllables for each line:
The poem is conventionally written as an epigram, so it’s usually a clever or witty little poem.
Check out my Guide to Short Poetry Forms
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