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Pailü (Chineset 排律, s 排律, p páilǜ; CantonesePaai4-leot6) is one of the main forms of Classical Chinese poetry. It is a style of regulated verse (jintishi): the rules and regulations of the pailü allow for a poem composed of an unlimited series of linked couplets. The pailü form seems to have developed as part of 7th-century Tang poetry.

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  • Davis, A. R. (Albert Richard), Editor and Introduction, The Penguin Book of Chinese Verse. (Baltimore: Penguin Books (1970).
  • Watson, Burton (1971). Chinese Lyricism: Shih Poetry from the Second to the Twelfth Century. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-03464-4
  • Yip, Wai-lim (1997). Chinese Poetry: An Anthology of Major Modes and Genres . Durham and London: Duke University Press. ISBN 0-8223-1946-2