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Sestina

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, End Word Requirement, Isosyllabic

 
Description: 

A poem with six six-line verses and a three-line envoy. There are only six ending words in a sestina which are shuffled in each verse in a specific pattern. The lines should all be of a single length.

 
Attributed to: 

Arnaut Daniel

 
Origin: 

French/Occitan

 
Schematic: 
123456
615243
364125
532614
451362
246531

Envoy either 531 or 135.

The envoy also contains the other end words embedded in the lines (246).
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

6

 
Line/Poem Length: 

39

 
See Also:  

Bina, Decrina, Envoy, French Rhymed Sestina, Newman Sestina, Ocarina, Quartina, Quintina, Rhymed Double Sestina, Sidney's Double Sestina, Swinburne's Double Sestina, Swinburne's Rhymed Sestina, Tritrina

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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