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Common Measure

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

An iambic stanza form similar to ballad measure. It is a quatrain in alternating iambic tetrameter and trimeter with rhyme scheme abcb.

 
Schematic: 
xX xX xX xA
xX xX xB
xX xX xX xC
xX xX xB
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

4

 
Examples: 

 
 
 
See Also:  

Accentual-Syllabic Verse, Ballad Measure, Common Octave, Fourteeners, Hymnal Octave, Hymnal Stanza, Long Measure, Long Octave, Quatrains, Short Hymnal Stanza, Short Measure

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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