Challenge 4

Challenge 4: 
Difficulty- Hard
Form-Villanelle

Write a poem about one of the seven deadly sins (You'll be assigned the sin you must write about). Just to refresh your memory, they are:

Wrath
Sloth
Envy
Greed
Pride
Gluttony
Lust

Your poem must be in Villanelle form. What's a villanelle? Well, a villanelle is a six stanza poem. The first five stanzas have three lines each, and the last one has four lines, for a grand total of 19 lines. There is a specific pattern to it:

A1
b
A2

a
b
A1

a
b
A2

a
b
A1

a
b
A2

a
b
A1
A2

Where A1 and A2 are both refrains which repeat throughout the poem. They must be different refrains, but they both must rhyme. So the first stanza starts with refrain A1 and ends with refrain A2. The next four stanzas end with A1 and A2 alternately, and the last stanza ends with both refrains.

For an example of a villanelle, refer to this site:

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15377

For a perhaps better explanation, go to: 

http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/villanelle.html

Assignments:
Wrath- AmandaQuirky
Sloth- Gabriel
Envy- Meliverde
Greed- Juliia 
Pride- DarkLiquid
Gluttony- Archi_Teuthis
Lust- Lyre

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