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Welcome to Young Writers' free Poetry Glossary

What is an Envoi?

An Envoi is the short final verse of a poem.

Example of an Envoi - shown in a Ballade

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.

More poetry terms below.

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