Villanelles

Title

Villanelles

Files

Document Type

Book

Description

The first of its kind--a comprehensive collection of the best of the villanelle, a delightful poetic form whose popularity ranks only behind that of the sonnet and the haiku.
With its intricate rhyme scheme and dance-like pattern of repeating lines, its marriage of recurrence and surprise, the villanelle is a form that has fascinated poets since its introduction almost two centuries ago. Many well-known poets in the past have tried their hands at the villanelle, and the form is enjoying a revival among poets writing today. The poems collected here range from the classic villanelles of the nineteenth century to such famous and memorable examples as Dylan Thomas's "Do not go gentle into that good night," Elizabeth Bishop's "One Art," and Sylvia Plath's "Mad Girl's Love Song."

ISBN

9780307957863

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

City

New York

Keywords

Villanelles, English poetry

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature | Literature in English, British Isles | Poetry