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Rondeau

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Repetitive Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement

 
Description: 

The rondeau is a syllabic French construct of three verses: a quintet, quatrain, and sestet. The lines are in two lengths, the main length and the refrain. The refrain is the first few words of the first line. It all turns on two rhymes.

 
Origin: 

French

 
Schematic: 
(Ra)abba aabR aabbaR

R = a refrain which is the first part of the first line.
 
Line/Poem Length: 

15

 
See Also:  

Romantic stanza, Rondeau Prime, Rondeau Redoubled, Rondel, Villancico II

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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