Spenserian stanza

noun Spen·se·ri·an stanza \spen-ˈsir-ē-ən-\

Definition of Spenserian stanza

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

Origin and Etymology of spenserian stanza

Edmund Spenser

First Known Use: 1817

Learn More about spenserian stanza

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Spenserian stanza? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).