Assignment : Write a Villanelle.

Assignment : Write a Villanelle.

Assignment : Write a Villanelle. Review examples of the form. The Rules Review your poem and fix any errors. Type Edit Place in your portfolio how to write a villanelle Name: ______________ Period: ____ Instructions for writing a Villanelle 1 Think of a memory, image or something that really stirred your emotions. Keep that emotion in your head as a guide for the poem. 2 Use the rhyming pattern in the left margin of your paper: A1, b, A2, skip, a , b, A1, skip, a, b,

A2, skip, a, b, A1, skip, a, b, A2, skip, a, b, A1, A2. 3 Write two lines that rhyme. Just focus on those two lines, which will stand for A1 and A2 in your rhyme pattern. The reason the "A" is capitalized is that these lines repeat exactly each time they appear. 4 Use a thesaurus to help you write the other lines. All lines designated with a small "a" have to end with a word that rhymes. All words at the end of "a" lines will rhyme with the last words in "A1" and "A2" lines. 5 Fill in the "b" lines. All words at the end of "b" lines rhyme with other "b" lines, but don't rhyme with anything else. 6 Revise and edit to make the image and emotions clear. Name: _____________ period: ___ Rubric for the Villanelle Format: - 19 lines (20 pts)

- 6 Stanzas (20 pts) - 5 triplets - 1 quatrain 2 refrains (20 pts) Standard pattern (20 pts) Rhyme Scheme: (20 pts) 5 triplets : aba quatrain: abaa __________________________________________________________________________ A1 __________________________________________________________________________ b __________________________________________________________________________ A2 __________________________________________________________________________ a __________________________________________________________________________ b

__________________________________________________________________________ A1 __________________________________________________________________________ a __________________________________________________________________________ b __________________________________________________________________________ A2 __________________________________________________________________________ a __________________________________________________________________________ b __________________________________________________________________________ A1 __________________________________________________________________________ a __________________________________________________________________________ b __________________________________________________________________________ A2 __________________________________________________________________________ a __________________________________________________________________________ b __________________________________________________________________________ A1 __________________________________________________________________________ A2

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