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How to write specific forms:
Haibun. Haiku. Hay(na)ku. Rengay. Tanka.
Ballade. Concrete. Ghazal. Lai. Pantoum. Prose poem. Rondeau. Rubáiyát.
Sestina. Skaldic verse. Sonnet. Terza rima. Triolet. Tritina. Villanelle.
The Beowulf Poet.
Billy Collins exercise.
Snorri's Edda. Carl Dennis. Charles Atkinson. Corey Marks.
François Villon Franz Wright. Galway Kinnell. Gary Young. The Gawain Poet.
Jack Gilbert. Jane Hirshfield. Jorie Graham. Karen Braucher. Karl Shapiro. Kay Ryan.
Laureate Poets: Britain; USA.
Louise Glück. Len Anderson. Li-Young Lee. Linda Pastan. Nordic Skalds. Pulitzer Poetry Prize (U.S.A).
Richard Hugo. Robert Bly. Sara Teasdale. Snorri's Edda. Stephen Dunn. Ted Kooser. W.S. Merwin.
... me fault ... certain ... desfault ... d'estain ... incertain ... relaiz ... loingtain ... laiz
... cruel ... raconte ... eternel ... compte ... compte ... ennemis ... honte ... remis
The main features of each shorter poem below show how varied were the forms that Villon used as a Ballade:
|Repeated line||Number of stanzas||Number of lines
in a stanza
|Number of lines
|"By injuring and taking from others."||3||10||7||Titled "Ballade" by Villon. Envoy has acronym for VILLON.|
|"We cry good news so much it comes."||4||8||4||Titled "Ballade" by Villon.|
|"I know everything but myself."||3||8||4||Titled "Ballade" by Villon.|
|"Nor any cool heads but lovers."||3||8||6||Titled "Ballade" by Villon. Envoy has acronym for VILLON.|
|"He who wishes ill on the kingdom of France."||3||11||5||Titled "Ballade" by Villon.|
|"Warmly welcomed, always turned away."||3||10||5||Titled "Ballade" by Villon.|
|"Good should be said of the good."||6||8||4||6 stanzas before and 4 stanza afterward of ballade form and without repetition. Titled "Epistle" by Villon.|
|"Will you leave him here, the poor Villon."||3||10||6||Titled "Ballade" by Villon.|
|"All you'll lose will be the waiting."||3||10||5||Titled "Ballade" by Villon. A 4-line stanza (with different rhymes from the rest of the poem) is added at the end.|
|"I've nothing more to tell you -- I'll survive without it --"||4||10||7||Envoy has acronym for VILLON.|
|"Better take things as they come, Villon."||3||12||5||Titled "Ballade" by Villon.|
|n/a||1||4||0||A quatrain. Begins "I am François ..."|
|"But pray God that he absolves us all."||3||10||5||Titled "Ballade" by Villon.|
|"Mother of the good, sister of the blessed angels."||3||10||5||Titled "Ballade" by Villon.|
|"Was that my cue to shut up?"||3||8||4||Titled "Ballade" by Villon. An interesting choice to end with.|
Alphabetic list of poetry forms and related topics. Poetry Home. How to Write Poetry.
Franz Wright. Jack Gilbert. Jorie Graham. Li-Young Lee. Linda Pastan. Richard Hugo. W.S. Merwin.
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