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Structure, Metrical Requirement, Repetitive Requirement, Rhyme
Scheme Requirement, Isosyllabic
This is an isosyllabic fixed form in four sestets turning on only two rhymes with interweaving repetition. The
sestets use alternating rhyme, as does the sicilian sestet. The last couplet is a refrain that appears in all four stanzas. The third and fourth lines in one stanza are the first and second in the next. So,
there are only four lines not repeated: the first and second in the first stanza and the third and fourth in the fourth.
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Rhyme and repetition:
Where A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, and B4 are
repetons or refrains.
Xx Xx Xx Xx
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English Madrigal, Sestet, Terzanelle, Villanelle