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Stave

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Repetitive Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Isosyllabic, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

A short-lined (usually tetrameter or less) drinking song stanza form. A stricter definition has the stave as a six-line stanza of uniform line length composed of rhymed couplets with a refrain: aabbcC ddeecC ffggcC, etc. The strictest form has the refrain as both first and last line of the sestet, giving: AabbaA AaccaA AaddaA, etc.

 
Schematic: 
aabbcC
ddeecC
ffggcC, etc. or

AabbaA
AaccaA
AaddaA, etc.

Where C or A are refrains repeated throughout.
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

6

 
See Also:  

Double Glose, Scupham Stanza, Sestet

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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