Definition of rondel in English:
1A rondeau, especially one of three stanzas of thirteen or fourteen lines, with the first two lines of the opening quatrain recurring at the end of the second quatrain and the concluding sestet.
- We are still writing sonnets, villanelles, sestinas, even pantoums and triolets, ballades and rondels, as well as inventing ‘nonce’ forms to suit our uses.
- Does it matter whether one writes villanelles, rondels, sestinas or kyrielles?
- Like all the poems in the cycle, it is cast as a rondel, with an ironic (here italicised) refrain.
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