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Spenserian Stanza

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

A nine line form that is rhymed ababbcbcc. It has eight lines of iambic pentameter and one of iambic hexameter.

According to one soi-disant authority, there really isn’t a set rhyme scheme.

 
Attributed to: 

Edmund Spenser

 
Origin: 

English

 
Schematic: 
Rhyme: ababbcbcc
Meter:
xX xX xX xX xX
xX xX xX xX xX
xX xX xX xX xX
xX xX xX xX xX
xX xX xX xX xX
xX xX xX xX xX
xX xX xX xX xX
xX xX xX xX xX
xX xX xX xX xX xX
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

9

 
See Also:  

Alexandrine, Iambic Pentameter, Spenserian Quintilla, Spenserian Sonnet

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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