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