Origin of envoy2
Examples from the Web for envoi
At the end of nearly every section he adds an envoi of his own to drive home the moral more surely.
It is composed of five strophes, identical in arrangement, of eleven verses each, and of an envoi of five verses.
Followed the beat of lessening footfalls, while the nightingale improvised an envoi.Chivalry|James Branch Cabell
Even in Modern English poetry the envoi has not quite gone out of use.A History of English Versification|Jakob Schipper
The absence of an envoi will be noticed in Chaucer's, as in most of the medieval English ballades.