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Monday, January 14, 2013


The Rondelet  is a brief French form of poetry. It consists of one stanza, made up of seven lines. It contains a refrain, a strict rhyme scheme and a distinct meter pattern.

The word is the diminutive of rondel, a similar, longer verse form. This is the basic structure:
Syllabic    4/8/4/8/8/8/4
Rhymed  A  b A a  b  b  A
Where A is the refrain

The refrained lines should contain the same words, however substitution or different use of punctuation on the lines has been common.

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