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Ottava Rima

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

An eight-line stanza form rhymed abababcc, usually iambic pentameter.

 
Origin: 

Italian

 
Schematic: 
Rhyme: abababcc

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

8

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 
See Also:  

Iambic Pentameter, Octave

 

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