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Romantic stanza

Type:  

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

 
Description: 

Alternating quatrains of basically dactylic meter where lines one and three have eleven syllables, line two has ten, and line four is the first seven syllables of line one.

 
Attributed to: 

Maksim Bahdanovic, stanza so named by Bob Newman

 
Origin: 

Belarus

 
Schematic: 
Rhyme: (Ba)baB
Meter:
Xxx Xxx Xxx Xx
Xxx Xxx Xxx X
Xxx Xxx Xxx Xx
Xxx Xxx X
 
Starting Point: 

With each quatrain, start with the first/last line, since that line establishes your rhymes.

 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

4

 
Reference: 

Reference Link

 
See Also:  

Alternating Quatrain, Dactyl, Epyllion, Rondeau, Rondeau Prime, Serpentine Verses, Terzanelle

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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