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Balassi stanza

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

A nine-line stanzaic form where the lines are grouped in three-line sets with syllable counts 6, 6, and 7. The first two lines in the set is a couplet. The third, longer line carries the main rhyme in the third, sixth, and ninth line of the stanza.

 
Attributed to: 

Balint Balassi

 
Origin: 

Magyar

 
Schematic: 
xxxxxb
xxxxxb
xxxxxxa
xxxxxc
xxxxxc
xxxxxxa
xxxxxd
xxxxxd
xxxxxxa
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

9

 
Reference: 

Reference Link

 
See Also:  

Syllabic Verse

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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