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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/431286-Paradelle
by Shaara
Rated: 13+ · Book · Educational · #945530
Poetry Forms Easily Explained - a work of Bianca with additions by kansaspoet
#431286 added February 1, 2008 at 5:47pm
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Paradelle
The Paradelle

After a search I found on Wikipedia, that this form was invented in the ‘90s of the last century. The inventor of the form, Billy Collins (USA) claimed that the form existed since the early 12th century. In fact he made the form up as a parody of the Villanelle. Ah well… Billy knows I guess. In every way, the Paradelle was made up to ridiculize the repetons in the Villanelle. He succeeded, and people started to write poetry in this form.

How do we write a Paradelle…

Consistent throughout the poem is the syllable count. Six syllables in every line.

The poem contains out of 4 stanzas. Every stanza has 6 lines.

The repetitive pattern is fixed: numeric it looks like this:


1a,
1a,
2a,
2a,
3:1;3a,
4:1;3a
1b,
1b,
2b,
2b,
3:1;3b,
4:1;3b

1c,
1c,
2c,
2c,
3:1;3c,
4:1;3c
1a;b;c,
2a;b;c,
3a;b;c,
4a;b;c,
5a;b;c,
6a;b;c


An example:


As the wind waves the leaves
As the wind waves the leaves
The bluebird sings her song
The bluebird sings her song
As the wind sings her song
As the wind sings her song

Striping patterns appear
Striping patterns appear
Metal breaks the blue sky
Metal breaks the blue sky
Blue sky, striping patterns
Blue sky, striping patterns

I wish I could fly high
I wish I could fly high
Over the mountain tops
Over the mountain tops
fly high over mountain
fly high over mountain

Bluebird sings high metal
As the wind breaks the blue
Striping over mountain
I appear on high waves
the leaves…her mountain tops
fly patterns, could I wish?

Poem © Bianca 2006
Info:
http://www.poeticvoices.com/Mechanics/Mech0312.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradelle

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