Monk's Tale stanza


: a stanza of eight five-stress lines with the rhyme scheme ababbcbc

Word History


from the Monk's Tale in The Canterbury Tales (1386–1400) by Geoffrey Chaucer †1400 English poet, where such stanzas are used

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“Monk's Tale stanza.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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