- From Welsh cynghanedd 'harmony'. (Wiktionary)
“They are all written in cynghanedd (the concept of sound-arrangement within one line, using stress, alliteration and rhyme) of varying degrees of complexity.”
“Many of them are written in a strict metrical form called cynghanedd brief description here, a challenging poetry form of incredible beauty.”
“The skills associated with Welsh poetry - the composition of the fiendishly tricky verse metre known as cynghanedd, which means harmony - slid into abeyance after the Norman occupation and Henry VIII's Act of Union.”
“A prolific poet, he was recognised as a master of the craft of cynghanedd, the strict metre of Welsh poetry.”
“Poetic Obituaries: Dic Jones's mastery of cynghanedd, the uniquely Welsh verse form that uses sequenced patterns of alliteration and rhyme to embody and reinforce meaning, ensured that his poems, whether in epigrammatic, elegiac or comic vein, spoke with resonance to all, from the labourer in the field to the lecturer in the library.”
“Soon he'll be talking about ethnic cleansing, cynghanedd composition at gunpoint, labour camps for us English-speakers....”
“[Dic] would be composing cynghanedd [strict metre poetry] while the football was going on, writing about the game," he recalled.”
“Poetry & Poets in Rags: Poetic Obituaries: Dic Jones's mastery of cynghanedd”
“39Cooking and sewing lessons are very useful indeed and will remain valuable long after quadratic equations and cynghanedd groes o gyswllt have faded.”
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