A Collection of Verse and Villanelles
Sai GrafioISBN: 141376388X;
Book Description A Collection of Verse and Villanelles contains one hundred villanelles alternating with free verse. The villanelle style of poetry can be recognized by Dylan Thomas' famous poem "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night." It contains four tercets of three lines ending in a quatrain. The first and the third lines are repetitious throughout the poem. Free verse does not rely on rhyme but uses cadence mixed with assonance and consonance as illustrated by Walt Whitman in "Leaves of Grass." Bothliterary forms use other poetic devices, such as alliteration, simile, metaphor and imagery. More descriptive and historical characteristics are outlined in this book's preface. Free verse, however, may be a little more pensive than the villanelle which is why I chose to alternate each style in the succeeding pages. These poems vary in mood and there are enough different voices to accompany many of the varying moods we might go through. Who can count the vast expanse of human emotion,...
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