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Ragale

Ragale (ರಗಳೆ RagaLe) is a type of meter in Kannada prosody that is used in Kannada poetry. This meter can usually have as many padas of syllables divided into two groups of various fixed number of matra in each line. It is the most prevalent meter of the Old Kannada poets Harihara and Raghavanka.[1]

Lalita Ragale, Mandanila Ragale, Utsaaha Ragale are variations we see in the use of Ragale meter.

Lalita Ragale

In this variation of Ragale meter, each pada has four, syllable groups (Gana). Each syllable group has five matra (time units).

Mandanila Ragale

In this variation of Ragale meter, each pada has four, syllable groups (Gana). Each syllable group has four matra (time units).

Utsaaha Ragale

In this variation of Ragale meter, each pada has four, syllable groups (Gana). Each syllable group has three matra (time units).

Sarala Ragale

Sarala Ragale is the modern version where the rules are flexible and it does not strictly adhere to any of the ragale forms enlisted above but largely retains the Ragale form. Mahachandssu used by Kuvempu is a variation of Sarala Ragale.

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es:Pentámetro yámbico

fr:Pentamètre iambique it:Pentametro giambico pl:Pentametr jambiczny pt:Pentâmetro iâmbico

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