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    The VILLANELLE is a French form of poetry that makes use of repetition. The English version usually shows up as nineteen lines arranged in six verses. The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet of 4 lines.



    Example by Dylan Thomas:

    Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage, against the dying of the light.

    Though Wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
    Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
    And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
    Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    And you, my father, there on the sad height,
    Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 18, 2006
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