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Curtal Quatrain

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

Three long lines and a short line. A common version is with three lines of iambic pentameter followed by one line of iambic dimeter.

 
Origin: 

American

 
Schematic: 
Varies, but common is:

xX xX xX xX xX
xX xX xX xX xX
xX xX xX xX xX
xX xX
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

4

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 
See Also:  

Curtal Long Hymnal Stanza, Quatrains

 

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