Burns meter

noun \ˈbərnz-, ˈbə̄nz-, ˈbəinz-\
variants: or

Burns stanza

\ˈbərnz-, ˈbə̄nz-, ˈbəinz-\

Definition of Burns meter

  1. :  a stanza often used by Robert Burns and other Scottish poets consisting of six lines rhyming aaabab of which the fourth and sixth are regularly iambic dimeters and the others iambic tetrameters

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