Spenserian stanza

noun
Spen·​se·​ri·​an stanza | \ spen-ˈsir-ē-ən- How to pronounce Spenserian stanza (audio) \

Definition of Spenserian stanza

: a stanza consisting of eight lines of iambic pentameter and an alexandrine with a rhyme scheme ababbcbcc

First Known Use of Spenserian stanza

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Spenserian stanza

Edmund Spenser

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