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Poetic Forms: Sestina

The sestina is a poetic form attributed to twelfth century French troubadour Arnaut Daniel. It consists of six six-line stanzas and a three line envoy. The six end words of the first stanza cycle in a pattern thusly: ABCDEF/FAEBDC/CFDABE/ECBFAD/DEACBF/BDFECA and an envoy whose form varies somewhat, but which uses all six end words: BE/DC/FA or […]

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