How to write a sestina


This form originates from the songs of troubadours around the 12th Century.It is quite complex with six stanzas of six lines and an ending envoi of three.
The end words of the first stanza must be repeated in different  orders  in all the other stanzas so clearly those 6 words must be carefully chosen.No doubt reading some sestinas before we  begin  is a good idea.

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