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Chandas (poetry)
Metrical poetry in Kannada and Telugu is called Chandas or Chandassu (Kannada: ಛಂದಸ್ಸು) and (Telugu: ఛందస్సు). Prose and poetry follows the rules of Chandassu to design the structural features of 'poetry'. Chandassu is a definable aspect of many definable and indefinable aspects of poetry. Chandassu generates rhythm to the literature when the rules are properly followed. Rhythm is important to literature as a preliminary attraction.Contents1 Construction of Chandas 2 Types of Chandas 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksConstruction of Chandas[edit] 'Chandas' is constructed based on the number of 'aksharaas' (syllables) in each line (also called paadam) of a poem. As the same lines are repeated (aaVrutta), these are called 'Vruttaas'. If all the lines in a poem follow the same 'types of aksharaas', it is called a 'sama Vrutta'. There are separate Telugu equivalents for English words 'letter' and 'syllable'. The first one is 'varNamu' (letter)
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