French Poetic Forms: Refrains, Rhymes & Refrains Video Download

French Poetic Forms: Refrains, Rhymes & Refrains Video Download

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Whether it’s the sestina or villanelle, learn the rules to more than 10 French poetic forms in this tutorial. Writers will learn the rules of each form and be provided with an example poem. Plus, writers will receive advice on how to approach handling their first attempts.

This tutorial is taught by Robert Lee Brewer, an editor with the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of the poetry collection Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). A former Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere, Brewer is editor of Poet’s Market, blogs at Poetic Asides, and writes a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine. Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

In this 48-minute tutorial video, you’ll discover:
  • Common characteristics of French forms, including the importance of rhymes and refrains
  • How to write the villanelle, rondeau, sestina, triolet, kyrielle, lai, bref double, and more
  • Examples of forms—to “see” them in action
  • Resources for further investigation of the forms
  • Strategies for handling various French poetic forms
By the end of this tutorial, poets will know how to write more than 10 French poetic forms.