|The terzanelle is a combination of a terza rima and a villanelle. (It uses the interlocked rhyme pattern of a terza rima and the form of the villanelle: five triplets and a quatrain.) It consists of 19 lines of uniform length, but unspecified meter. The rhyme scheme is A1BA2 bCB cDC dED eFE and either fFA1A2 or fA1FA2.
Attempting terza rima first may help;
The scheme for rhyming dictates each one's place,
The middle line repeats, so don't lose sight...
The quatrain at the end, as you well know,
The end approaches fast, so don't be slack.
Aspire to try the form; don't be averse.
December's chill is in the air once more,
The time has drawn to close for tilling loam;
The Princeps' reign, though brief, will still beguile;
The roll of dice won't cause a big to-do,
Most social strictures readily are spurned.
Enjoy the respite now as in the past;