English 21, 4-5 PM, MWF 9c Glaiza L. Vallecera BSA-3 Assignment No.

31 Forms of Stanza January 9, 2012 Rating:

A stanza consists of two or more lines of poetry that together form one of the divisions of a poem. The stanzas of a poem are usually of the same length and follow the same pattern of meter and rhyme and are used like paragraphs in a story.

Free verse ± it refers to a verse whose meter is irregular in some respect or whose rhythm is not metrical. Couplets - are stanzas of only two lines which usually rhyme. Triplet- are stanzas of three lines. Quatrains - are stanzas of four lines which can be written in any rhyme scheme. Quintet ± are stanzas of five lines verse. Sextet ± are stanzas of six lines verse. Chaucerian stanza ± stanza of seven iambic pentameter lines with the rhyme : abc , bb, cc. Spenserian stanza ± stanza of eight iambic pentameter lines and a Alexandrine. Blank verse ± it is unrhymed verse.

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