Silent Memory: 1. Notes

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1. Notes

For these two poems I kind of used the villanelle form but left out the last triplet. No, not because I couldn't think of more rhymes (I actually had way too many in mind and couldn't use half of them) but because in a 'proper' villanelle when you look at the last lines of the stanzas it's like

second A
first A
second A
first A
second A
second A

so the last two stanzas both end with the same "second A" line. I've always wondered why as it has always felt a little out of place for me because one of the most significant things about the villanelle form are the alternating last lines of the stanzas... Well, I'll stop rambling now. All I wanted to say is that in these two poems I experimented with the traditional villanelle form to see what happens if you carry on with the "alternating last lines" scheme until the very end of the poem (instead of breaking it in the last two stanzas) because it seemed kind of appropriate for a Denethor poem.

In the second poem I have also experimented with altering the last line a little for each stanza to achieve a certain "dynamic" effect.

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Story Information

Author: Ellisande

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/20/04

Original Post: 01/25/04

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