Housekeeping
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 4

Sestinas PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 57 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Download Presentation

Sestinas

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Sestinas

Housekeeping**Send me yourodesso I can publishthemonthe blog!**Dinneron Friday:*My apartmentis 25 meterssouth of the restaurant Nazca (whichisacrossthestreetfromGavelo Conejo). Walkingfrom Nazca, itisontherightside of thestreet, a blackgatedirectlyafterthegraffiti. *Wewillreadthe rengas at my apartment. *Pleasefilloutthesign up sheetwithwhatyouwillbring! Ifbringingsomethingto share isbeyondyourmeans, itisnotobligatory.


Sestinas

Sestinas

A sestina is a 39-line linked poetic form believed to have been invented by Arnaut Daniel (c. 1180-1200), aProvençal troubador poet who inspired Dante such that he appears in The Purgatory as a model for the vernacular poet.

Here is what people mean by “linked.” Instead of there being a rhyme scheme or even a set meter like many other fixed forms of poetry, a sestina follows to a set pattern of end-words, or teleutons, which appear at the end of each line.

Sestinas are structured into six six-line stanzas. The initial end words of each of these six stanzas are then repeated in a specific pattern as end words in each subsequent stanza. The poem ends with a final three-line stanza, or envoi, which uses all six end-words as a triumphant send-off.


Sestinas

  • Sestina format:

  • 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • 6 1 5 2 4 3

  • 3 6 4 1 2 5

  • 5 3 2 6 1 4

  • 4 5 1 3 6 2

  • 2 4 6 5 3 1

  • 2/5 , 4/3, 6/1


Sestinas

Tips:

  • It is important to pick good repetition words. Words with more than one meaning are useful. Punning is perfectly acceptable.

  • You can use enjambment- a sentence or clause does not have to end at the end of the verse or stanza.

  • Depending on how strict you want to stay to the structure, you could choose to:

    • Interchange homophones with your end words. For example, if one of your end words is ¨through¨you could also use ¨threw¨in its place.

    • You can change the tense or subject of the verb. For example, ¨talk¨could become ¨talks¨or ¨talked.¨

  • The frequent repetition of words in emphasised positions tends to give the sestina an obsessive flavour. Some of the best sestinas in English use this to evoke a sinister atmosphere.


  • Login