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Poetry Terms

Information Station Other Poetry Terms Envoi


What is an Envoi?

An Envoi (also spelt Envoy) is the short final verse of a poem.

Example of an Envoi - shown in a Ballade:

Envoi Example 

An envoi is used in poetry to help finalise the poem and create interest. It is used to produce closure to a poem. 

Why don't you try writing a poem using an envoi and enter it into one of our Poetry Competitions.