8 posts / 0 new
Last post

Trying to write a villanelle.  Need instruction.

Much obliged 


Hi, all very technical and I 'm a mechanical kind of guy , hope that makes sense: refrain, tercets, quatrains.... it's all mud to me.  Going to study the link again and try.  Appreciate you taking the time.  


Tercet- three lines, quatrain - four lines. So a villanelle will have five stanzas of three lines each followed by a final stanza of four lines all of which follow the pattern on the link. Hope that helps. :)


I have a headache, just tell me where to shoot.


Why not copy the form of one of the examples? 


Or just have a go and if it isn't quite right you can tweak it or call it 'in the style of a villanelle'...