Monk's Tale stanza


Definition of Monk's Tale stanza

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

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History and Etymology for Monk's Tale stanza

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 21 Oct. 2021.

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