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noun: A poem of 13 lines with two rhymes and the opening words used as a refrain in two places.
From Old French rondeau (little circle), from rondel, diminutive of rond (round). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ret- (to run or to roll) that is also the source of rodeo, rotunda, rotate, and roulette.
Various forms of rondeaux may have 10 or 15 lines.
"If you are new to French forms, you might want to compose a rondeau
or two before attempting the redouble."
Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right. -Carl Schurz, revolutionary, statesman and reformer (1829-1906)