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A Villanelle is a type of poem, originally from Italy, which has nineteen lines, a strict pattern of repetition, and the following rhyme scheme: A1 b A2/a b A1/a b A2/a b A1/a b A2/a b A1 A2.

 

The original Italian versions of this poem type were Italian and Spanish, and specifically made to facilitate dancing.  Like the haiku, sonnet, and sestina, the villanelle is a fixed verse form.

 

Examples of famous villanelles are Dylan Thomas’ ‘Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night’, and Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘One Art’. 

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