A hybrid of the villanelle and terza rima in which the middle line of one tercet becomes the last line of the next tercet. Like the villanelle it consists of five tercets and a final quatrain, which can consist of either two couplets or alternating rhymes and repeats the first line of the poem as well as the second line of the previous tercet. Schematically, the form looks like this (with repeated lines in caps): aba bcB cdC deD efE fAFa or fFaA.
Hunger
A terzanelle by Mari Ness.
The Terzanelle
A definition of the form.
Terzanelle: Manzanar Riot
By Claire Kageyama-Ramakrishnan.
Transformation
A terzanelle by Mari Ness.
Last update:
September 19, 2014 at 5:35:06 UTC
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