Pantoum Fixed Verse Forms Forms Poetry

The pantoum is a poetic form derived from the Malaysian pantun. In its modern form, the pantoum consists of an optional number of four-line stanzas, often unrhymed, in which the second and fourth lines of each stanza become the first and third lines of the following stanza. In more ambitious pantoums, the third and first lines of the first stanza become the second and fourth lines of the last stanza, so that the last line of the poem is identical to the first line of the poem. Some pantoums repeat only the first line of the first stanza in the last stanza.

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  • Poetry Form - The Pantoum - A description and explanation of the form, with pantoum examples and pantoum a step-by-step guide to writing one.
  • Poetry Knowledge Zone: Pantoum - Explanation, history, and step-by-step instructions for writing by fixed verse forms pantoum Smitha Chakravarthula. Includes examples.
  • Pantoum, An Explanation - With links to pantoums by Deane P. Goodwin pantoum and Mikki forms Pennington.
  • Parent's Pantoum - By Carolyn Kizer. Includes RealAudio clip of poet fixed verse forms forms reading the work. Part of The Academy of fixed verse forms forms American Poets Web site.
  • Owl Editing: Sol - A pantoum by Glen Wheeler.
  • Pantoums - By Anne Johnson. Includes an explanation of how to write a pantoum and links to other pantoum sites.
  • Harmonie du soir (Evening Harmony) - A pantoum from Flowers of Evil by Charles fixed verse forms Baudelaire. In French and in multiple English translations.
  • Pantoums for Free - A collection by Nicholas Gordon that can be used free for any personal or non-commercial purpose.
  • Pantoum 2 - A pantoum by Mark D. Hessman.
  • Stillbirth - A pantoum about grief by Laure-Anne Bosselar.
  • Journal Pantoums - Examples of how to use the pantoum in fixed verse forms pantoum journal writing.
  • Poetry: Pantoums - A listing of pantoum sites, including definitions, histories, forms and examples.
  • Blue Musings - Thoughts on pantoums with a pantoum by Deane forms P. Goodwin.
  • Pantoum of the Great Depression - By Donald Justice. Introduced by Robert Haas.

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