Villanelle

A villanelle (also known as villanesque) is a nineteen-line poetic form consisting of five tercets followed by a quatrain. There are two refrains and two repeating rhymes, with the first and third line of the first tercet repeated alternately until the last stanza, which includes both repeated lines. The villanelle is an example of a fixed verse f...
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Villanelle

• (pl. ) of Villanella • (n.) A poem written in tercets with but two rhymes, the first and third verse of the first stanza alternating as the third verse in each successive stanza and forming a couplet at the close.
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Villanelle

Vil`la·nelle' noun [ French] A poem written in tercets with but two rhymes, the first and third verse of the first stanza alternating as the third verse in each successive stanza and forming a couplet at the close. E. W. Gosse.
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Villanelle

A genre of poetry consisting of nineteen lines--five tercets and a concluding quatrain. The form req
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Villanelle

A poem (normally) consisting of 19 lines - arranged as five triplets and one final quatrain. The intricate rhyme scheme of the villanelle is furnished by the first triplet: A(1)-B-A(2) and is then repeated twice in the form of A-B-A(1) and A-B-A(2) and then concluded with the quatrain rhymed A-B-A(1)-A(2). Examples of villanelles include Do Not Go ...
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Villanelle

A type of fixed form poetry consisting of nineteen lines of any length divided into six stanzas.
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Villanelle

A1bA2 abA1 abA2 abA1 abA2 abA1A2, where A1 and A2 are lines repeated exactly which rhyme with the a lines.
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villanelle

an Italian verse form consisting of five three-line stanzas (tercets) and a final quatrain, possessing only two rhymes, repeating the first and third lines of the first stanza alternately in the following stanzas, and combining those two refrain lines into the final couplet in the quatrain. Examples are W. E. Henley's 'A Dainty Thing's the Villanel...
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Villanelle

An italian verse form consisting of five three-line stanzas (tercets) and a final quatrain, possessi
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villanelle

poem consisting of five tercets and a quatrain
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villanelle

rustic song in Italy, where the term originated (Italian villanella from villano: `peasant`); the term was used in France to designate a short poem ... [1 related articles]
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