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How to Write a Sestina

How to write a Sestina

The Sestina is by far the longest and the easiest poem that my students and I have attempted so far. It would seem that the two were mutally exclusive. Longer poems are harder to write, right?

Not so, my friends! The difficulty level of a poem has nothing to do with how many lines it has. It has to do with how many rules there are for that particular type of poem.

As luck would have it, there is only one rule to write a Sestina! Continue reading