A villanelle is a 19-line poem using a rhyme scheme of aba aba aba aba aba abaa. The 1st and 3rd lines in the 1st stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem. They then appear together in the last 2 lines.

The links below contain examples of villanelle poetry:

Somewhere in Oblivion by Carrie Page

Afterlife Among the Damned by Carrie Page


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