Rondeau

Usually a fifteen line poem, of French origin, composed of three uneven length stanzas. It features a refrain at the end of the second and third stanzas which is taken from the first line of the poem. There is also a ten line version of the rondeau.
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rondeau

[n] - a French verse form of 10 or 13 lines running on two rhymes
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Rondeau

Ron┬Ědeau' noun [ French See Roundel .] [ Written also rondo .] 1. A species of lyric poetry so composed as to contain a refrain or repetition which recurs according to a fixed law, and a limited number of rhymes recurring also by rule. » When the rondeau was called t...
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rondeau

rondel noun a French verse form of 10 or 13 lines running on two rhymes; the opening phrase is repeated as the refrain of the second and third stanzas
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Rondeau

• (n.) A species of lyric poetry so composed as to contain a refrain or repetition which recurs according to a fixed law, and a limited number of rhymes recurring also by rule. • (n.) See Rondo, 1.
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rondeau

one of several formes fixes (`fixed forms`) in French lyric poetry and song of the 14th and 15th centuries. The full form of a rondeau consists of ... [7 related articles]
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rondeau

a mainly octosyllabic poem consisting of between ten and fifteen lines, having only two rhymes and with the opening words used twice as an unrhyming refrain at the end of the second and third stanzas. The ten-line version rhymes abbaabC abbaC (where the capital C stands for the refrain). The fifteen-line version often rhymes aabba aabC aabbaC. Chau...
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rondeau

French medieval lyric poem form of 10 or 13 lines with only two rhymes throughout, and with the opening words used twice as a refrain. The term `rondeau` is a later form of rondel, and first occurs in the 13th century, when it was used for lyrics accompanying a dance or `round`
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Rondeau

[forme fixe] A rondeau (plural rondeaux) is a form of medieval and Renaissance French poetry, as well as the corresponding musical chanson form. Together with the ballade and the virelai it was considered one of the three formes fixes, and one of the verse forms in France most commonly set to music between the late 13th and the 15th centuri...
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Rondeau

A French musical term used during the Baroque era to describe a musical composition with a main section or theme which alternates with subsidiary sections or themes. This musical form was later expanded during the Classical era to become the musical form Rondo.
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Rondeau

A short poem consisting of ten, thirteen, or fifteen lines using only two rhymes which concludes eac
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Rondeau

Medieval and Renaissance fixed poetic form and chanson type with courtly love texts.
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Rondeau

A mainly octosyllabic poem consisting of between ten and fifteen lines, having only two rhymes and w
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rondeau

poem of thirteen lines
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