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What American poet invented a poetic form, based on Japanese forms, that consisted of a single stanza with lines of 2, 4, 6, 8 and 2 syllables successively?

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Adelaide Crapsey called this form a "cinquain." She also is credited with codifying the rhymed epigram couplet.

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