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Villanelle
A Villanelle is nineteen-lines with a ( aba aba aba aba aba abaa ) rhyming scheme.
Repetitive lines are part of the form the first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem  and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).

 

Global warming is causing climate change and ice sheets at both poles are melting fast, as oceans and deserts increase their range. Whales and porpoise beaching, is sad and strange, nearing extinction, perhaps they're the last, global warming is causing climate change. People are acting like a dog with mange scratching out a living, as in the past, as oceans and deserts increase their range. Tomorrow for today; that's the exchange, greed fuels progress, with few questions asked, global warming is causing climate change. Though fixes and theories oft interchange the amount of damage is way too vast as oceans and deserts increase their range. We can no longer hope to rearrange nature's scheduled changes; that die’s been cast. Global warming is causing climate change, as oceans and deserts increase their range. (Villanelle) 4/14/2021 A MAJOR WORLD PROBLEM Poetry Contest Sponsored by: L MILTON HANKINS

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Date: 5/10/2021 10:21:00 AM
Your words are wise Emile and continue to sound the alarm all of us must heed. Congratulations on this wonderfully written villanelle. Blessings!
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Date: 5/10/2021 11:17:00 AM
Thanks Sam, we will all soon feel mother nature's wrath I fear, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 5/9/2021 12:45:00 PM
Hi Emile, Global warming is a serious concern; you highlighted the seriousness of it very well. Congratulations on your high placement in the contest. Have a great day:-) Alexis
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Date: 5/9/2021 2:50:00 PM
Thanks Alexis, as always, I appreciate your supportive comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 5/9/2021 8:50:00 AM
Emile, your poem was extremely well-written, simple, and outlined a major world problem--climate change. You certainly deserved this high place in my villanelle contest. Thanks so much for submitting. It was a pleasure reading your poem.
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Date: 5/9/2021 12:36:00 PM
Thanks Milt, you honor me my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/14/2021 7:13:00 PM
Not many people seem to know this but the icecaps have melted at least five times since the last ice age. The whales and dolphins will be fine. As for us... that is less sure. Have a great day my friend.
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Date: 4/14/2021 7:58:00 PM
Thanks David, I don't know where you are getting your facts from, but the whales and dolphins will probably be extinct by the end of this century and the ice packs have never melted since the ice age...they have ebbed and flowed but never melted completely, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/14/2021 8:17:00 AM
very well penned Emile, man has so much to answer for:-( hugs Jan xx
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Date: 4/14/2021 8:51:00 AM
Thanks Jan, as always, I appreciate your supportive comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/14/2021 7:57:00 AM
Beautifully done. Love it. God bless you with love, Gina
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Date: 4/14/2021 8:51:00 AM
Thanks Regina, as always, I appreciate your supportive comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/14/2021 7:17:00 AM
This is a wonderfully scripted Villanelle, Emile. It's content is dismally factual and ignored by so many.
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Date: 4/14/2021 8:50:00 AM
Thanks Jenna, as always, I appreciate your supportive comments my friend, Emile.