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Bop

A recent invention, the Bop was created by Afaa Michael Weaver during a summer retreat of the African American poetry organization Cave Canem. Not unlike the Shakespearean sonnet in trajectory, the Bop is a form of poetic argument consisting of three stanzas, each stanza followed by a repeated line, or refrain, and each undertaking a different purpose in the overall argument of the poem.

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