A villanelle is A. a formal poem using extensive repetition. It is a nineteen line poem which has five tercets followed by a quatrain. Tercet meaning 3 lines, quatrain meaning 4 lines. It contains two refrains and two repeating rhymes. Where the first and third line is the first tercet is repeated alternately throughout the poem. Examples of a villanelle are: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas One Art by Elizabeth Bishop The Home on the Hill by Edward Arlington Robinson
A villanelle is A. a formal poem using extensive repetition. B. a narrative poem written in blank verse. C. a type of complex sonnet. D. a favorite technique of John Donne.