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Quatern

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Repetitive Requirement

 
Description: 

A poem of sixteen octosyllabic lines grouped into quatrains with a falling refrain. There is no set rhyme pattern.

 
Origin: 

French

 
Schematic: 
Rxxx xRxx xxRx xxxR
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

4

 
Line/Poem Length: 

16

 
Examples: 

 
See Also:  

Kyrielle, Pantoum, Quaternion, Quatrains, Redondilla, Retourne, Than-Bauk

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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