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The Waking

The Waking


by Theodore Roethke

The Waking: Welcome to Villa Nelle Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Waking? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. How many lines does a villanelle have?

Unlimited, if you get the family plan.
Q. What’s a villanelle tercet’s rhyme scheme?

ABBA, just like the band.
ACDC, just like the band.
ABA, just like the association of lawyers.
ACA, just like the chiropractors' group.
Q. What’s the repeated line called?

Q. What’s a three-line stanza called?

A tercet.
A lancet.
A triplet.
A trilogy.
Q. What’s a four-line stanza called?

A quartet.
A quarry.
A quatrain.
A quacker.