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The Waking

The Waking


by Theodore Roethke

The Waking: Welcome to Villa Nelle True or False

1. How many lines does a villanelle have? -> 10.
2. What’s a villanelle tercet’s rhyme scheme? -> ABA, just like the association of lawyers.
3. What’s the repeated line called? -> Refrain.
4. What’s a three-line stanza called? -> A lancet.
5. What’s a four-line stanza called? -> A quarry.