Definition of Pantoum

1. Noun. A poem, similar to a villanelle, that comprises a series of quatrains, the second and fourth lines of each stanza repeated as the first and third lines of the next. ¹



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Definition of Pantoum

1. a verse form [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pantoum

pantophobia
pantopoda
pantoporate
pantoprazole
pantos
pantoscopic
pantoscopic spectacles
pantothen
pantothenate
pantothenate permease
pantothenates
pantothenic
pantothenic acid
pantothenyl
pantothenyl alcohol
pantoum (current term)
pantoums
pantoyl
pantoyl lactone dehydrogenase
pantoyltaurine
pantries
pantrophic
pantropic
pantropic virus
pantropical
pantropically
pantry
pantrylike
pantryman
pantrymen

Literary usage of Pantoum

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1. Elements and Science of English Versification by William Caswell Jones (1897)
"THE pantoum. French poets anxious for something new adopted a Malayan form, the pantoum. It is not of much practical use, but serves to illustrate the ..."

2. An Introduction to Poetry: For Students of English Literature by Raymond Macdonald Alden (1909)
"... AH INTRODUCTION TO POETRY. ,our Arnaut Daniel, and Kipling's Sestina. of pantoum (which ... pantoum ..."

3. Ballades and Rondeaus, Chants Royal, Sestinas, Villanelles, &c. by Gleeson White (1887)
"pantoum. (Song in the Malay manner.) The wind brings up the hawthorn's breath, The sweet airs ripple up the lake : My soul, my soul is sick to death, ..."

4. Ballades and Rondeaus, Chants Royal, Sestinas, Villanelles, & C. by Gleeson White (1888)
"(pantoum.) Morn and noon and night, Here I lie in the ground ; No faintest glimmer of light, No lightest whisper of sound. ..."

5. Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing Through Children's Literature, K-6by Lynne R. Dorfman, Rose Cappelli by Lynne R. Dorfman, Rose Cappelli (2007)
"Today we are going to write some poetry using a scaffold called "The Endless Step pantoum." We can use this strategy when we create an introduction ..."

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