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Spenserian stanza

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noun Spen·se·ri·an stanza \spen-ˈsir-ē-ən-\

Definition of Spenserian stanza

  1. :  a stanza consisting of eight verses of iambic pentameter and an alexandrine with a rhyme scheme ababbcbcc



Origin of spenserian stanza

Edmund Spenser


First Known Use: 1817


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