A poem with six stanzas of six lines and a final triplet, all stanzas having the same six words at the line ends in six different sequences.
More example sentences
- We don't get much form poetry, and we haven't had a sestina in at least four years.
- We might at first imagine it as the sestina's final cathartic pinnacle.
- We'll be doing sestinas by the end of the week at this rate.
mid 19th century: from Italian, from sesto (see sestet).
Definition of sestina in:
- The US English dictionary