sestina

noun ses·ti·na \ se-ˈstē-nə \
|Updated on: 16 May 2018

Definition of sestina

: a lyrical fixed form consisting of six 6-line usually unrhymed stanzas in which the end words of the first stanza recur as end words of the following five stanzas in a successively rotating order and as the middle and end words of the three verses of the concluding tercet

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Origin and Etymology of sestina

Italian, from sesto sixth


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