Week Forty-Seven: Seguidilla

Dancing with the Seguidilla

The term Seguidilla can refer to either the Spanish dance form or the poetic form that evolved from it.

Key Features of the Seguidilla

Form: Consists of any number of seven-line stanzas

Content: Features a pause and tone change at the end of line 5

Rhyme: Assonance (vowel sound) rhymes between lines 2 and 4, and 5 and 7

Syllables: Counted 7/5/7/5/5/7/5


An Original Seguidilla

June 2020

The legendary dance halls
Of Barcelona    
Are empty; all the dancers
Are dancing at home.
Meanwhile, in Tulsa
A stadium filled with hate
Is losing control.


Want to Learn More? Start Here:

Seguidilla – Writer’s Digest
Sequidilla (Poetry) – Wikipedia
Seguidilla – Wikipedia


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