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The Terzanelle (Terza Rima and Villainelle)

Post by Jade » Mon Aug 16, 2004 4:44 am

The Terzanelle (pronounced tur-zuh-nell) is a combination of the French forms Terza Rima and Villainelle, where the second line of a stanza is repeated as the third line of the following stanza. It's characteristics include repeating triplets rather than quattrains in the body, with a concluding quattrain. The Terzanelle has two alternate forms of endings, so make sure to look at them closely to see which one might be best for you.
Stanza Type : 5 Triplets and a concluding Quattrain
Lines : 19
Syllables : Varies
Accent : Varies
Rhyme :

stanza 1:
ABA'

stanza 2:
bCB

stanza 3:
cDC

stanza 4:
dED

stanza 5:
eFE

Ending Type 1:
fAFA'

Ending Type 2:
fFAA'

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Revealing Me

As the mascara teardrops begun to fall
because there was no right nor wrong
open-eyed you wanted to see it all

Void of reason to continue on
You poked and fancied at my tears
because there was no right nor wrong

Embedding withing me a life long fear
to never let another soul inside
you poked and fancied at my tears

Makeup washed away to shatter all my pride
crying from the darkness of your grin
to never let another soul inside

Cold hearted my future was shaped by then
I bled all my truths to your lies
crying from the darkness of your grin

Hating you for how you laughed at my cries
as the mascara teardrops begun to fall
I bled all my truths to your lies
Open-eyed you wanted to see it all

-Jade-
Last edited by Jade on Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by moonflower » Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:35 am

this is a new form to me..i love the example you posted!..will research and ponder..then try to do it..thanks for posting this!.. :lol: :lol:
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Post by Jade » Tue Aug 17, 2004 2:49 pm

Thanks Moonflower. It was newly introduced to me also. The example is what I got when I attempted to do it. lol.... Thanks for the complement.
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Post by Richard taylor » Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:44 am

excellent
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Re: The Terzanelle (Terza Rima and Villainelle)

Post by heinzs » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:29 pm

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Re: The Terzanelle (Terza Rima and Villainelle)

Post by poeticpiers reborn » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:25 am

A classic form presented professionally. Unusual theme but well suited to the form Ivor aka poeticpiers

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Re: The Terzanelle (Terza Rima and Villainelle)

Post by Jade » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:32 am

I remember this wasn't that difficult when I first wrote it. But if I were to do one now I'm sure I would struggle with it. I'd really love to get back into practicing all the different forms of poetry. any suggestions on where to start?
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