- Opening quintain (or 5-line stanza) followed by quatrains (or 4-line stanzas)
- The opening line of the first stanza is the final line of every stanza, including the first
- Rhyme scheme in the opening stanza: AbbaA (capital A represents the refrain)
- Rhyme scheme in all other stanzas: bbaA
I wake up at five, not four, cat ! How do I make you understand? It's not that big of a demand. Every morning I exclaim drat !! I wake up at five, not four, cat !!! Meow in my ear on my night stand pulling me out of my dreamland Seriously Nigel, what's up with that ?! I wake up at five, not four cat !!! Tomorrow I get up at four, but don't misunderstand There is no other way for me to do the work at hand An exception to the rule and to you a caveat Because Mr. Nigel with the exception of tomorrow, I WAKE UP AT FIVE, NOT FOUR CAT!!!!!