Spenserian stanza


Spen·se·ri·an stanza

noun \spen-ˈsir-ē-ən-\

Definition of SPENSERIAN STANZA

:  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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