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    A.E. Stallings’ “After a Greek Proverb” provides a new perspective on an ancient idea by commenting on human beings and our relationship with time. It expresses the remorse and discontentment experienced upon the realization that a temporary compromise has lapsed into a permanent way of life and that once elapsed, time is never recovered. While not unique in its sentiment, the poem is notable for the ways in which this argument is presented. The central argument is rooted in paradox. The notion

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    The structure of the poem is a villanelle.  The villanelle comes from the French middle ages and is composed of nineteen lines.  It has five tercets and a concluding quatrain:  ABA-ABA-ABA-ABA-ABA-ABAA.  Two different lines are repeated.  Lines one, six, twelve, and eighteen are all the same.  Line three reappears in line nine fifteen and nineteen.  Each tercet will conclude with an exact or very close duplication of line one or three.  The final quatrain repeats line one and three.  The villanelle

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    Seamus Heaney

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    on a farm and is subjected to two people’s opinions over the killing of the animals. The poem is very ambiguous and ironic with a gory tone to it because of its in depth description of the death. The poem has seven three line stanzas called tercets, and each line holds five to ten words keeping the poem easy to read throughout. Heaney has chosen to use this stanza structure and line length because it builds up tension and keeps you in suspense. It is also easier to digest in small stanzas

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    Theodore Roethke 's "The Waking," is a villanelle, and is made up of five tercets and a quatrain. This villanelle is made up of only two rhyme schemes, two lines of the first stanza alternate repeating with the last line of each tercet and are joined together in the ending quatrain. The two most important lines of the poem are "I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow” (Roethke 1) and "I learn by going where I have to go”(3) These two lines create the meaning of the poem. They are both mentioned

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    One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

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    the flexibility needed for the meaning to change. The poem follows the structure of the villanelle very closely. “One Art” has five tercets and one quatrain that have the same two repeating rhymes. The villanelle also requires two refrains that are presented in the first tercet as the first and last line and then are alternately used as the final line of each tercet until the quatrain where they are used as the third and fourth line. In the poem, there is one obvious refrain which is “The art of

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    Dylan Thomas’s poem “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night” explores inevitable mortality and what happens when death finally comes for a person. Throughout the villanelle structure, the speaker leads the reader through pleas of fighting against “that good night” and provides examples of all the men that have fought against it, and how those men lived their lives before facing their deaths. The repeated refrains throughout the poem help to reinforce the ideas of not going “gentle” and “raging against”

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    Villanelles have five three-lined stanzas, also called tercets and a sixth four-lined stanza. The first and third lines have to be repeated in each stanza, which helps to convey the idea or theme within the poem for example here the repeated lines are “Do not go gentle into that goodnight/ rage, rage against

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    couplet with the rhyme schemer being ABA to enhance the meaning of his poem. Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night is considered to be a villanelle. The Seagull Reader states that a villanelle is “a poem of five tercets and quatrain using just two rhymes. The first and third line of the first tercet are repeated throughout the other stanzas (Joseph 420).

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    Sylvia Plath’s “Mad Girl’s Love Song” (1951), shows how the speaker was very drastically and negatively affected by the end of a relationship. The poem tells the thoughts of the heartbroken speaker and how the speaker is trying to create a type of comfort by coming up with different ways to try to feel better while possibly being mentally unstable and ill. This poem is written with great passion and deals with the darkness and sadness produced by heartbreak which then broadens to the subjects of

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    “Morning song” was one she wrote in lyric style and separated into six stanzas. It has been thought that Plath was experimenting with a French Style love poem. Each stanza contains three lines with no rhyme scheme. These stanzas are also known as tercets (Keyes). Each stanza has almost a different meaning and a different element in it giving it a unique style of reading and understanding to it (Overview: ‘morning song’). Having wrote it the way she did allowed for her to fully express how she felt

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