Villanelle Poem – CREATIVE WRITING
villanelle, using cliches or borrowed phrases as at least one of your refrains, here (for extra credit, select both of your refrains from borrowed sources or cliches).
tell the sources for your borrowed refrain(s) (ie, the song or they are from, whether they are common cliches or expressions, etc). And write a paragraph reflecting on the creative process in writing such a structured poem.
And be sure that your poem follows all of the villanelle rules:
A villanelle is a highly structured 19-line made up of five tercets (3-line stanzas) followed by a quatrain (4-line stanza), with two repeating rhymes and two refrains.
The first and third lines of the opening tercet are repeated alternately in the last lines of the succeeding stanzas; then in the final stanza, the refrain serves as the poem’s two concluding lines. Using capitals for the refrains and lowercase letters for the rhymes, the form could be expressed as: A1 b A2 / a b A1 / a b A2 / a b A1 / a b A2 / a b A1 A2.