Definition for villanelle (2 of 2)
noun, plural vil·la·nel·le [vil-uh-nel-ee; Italian veel-lah-nel-le] /ˌvɪl əˈnɛl i; Italian ˌvil lɑˈnɛl lɛ/.
Origin of villanella
Examples from the Web for villanelle
Lastly, the villanelle alternates one of two refrain lines at the end of each three-lined stanza.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury
Here, as in the villanelle, a change of signification in the repeated lines is thought to add to the charm of the form.English Verse|Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
The villanelle J'ai perdu ma tourterelle and the ode on May-day show Passerat's art in its happiest moments.A History of French Literature|Edward Dowden
The Villanelle is written in five three-lined stanzas, concluding with one of four lines.
This he followed by English versions of the rondel, rondeau and villanelle.