Yadu (poetry)

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The yadu (Burmese: ရတု, Burmese pronunciation: [jadṵ]; also spelt ya-du and yatu) is a Burmese form of poetry which consists of up to three stanzas of five lines. The first four lines of a stanza have four syllables each, but the fifth line can have 5, 7, 9, or 11 syllables. A yadu should contain a reference to a season.

The form uses climbing rhyme. The rhyme is required on the fourth, third, and second syllables of both the first three lines and the last three lines.

e.g.:

---A
--A-
-A-B
--B-
-B---

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