elegiac stanza

noun

Definition of elegiac stanza

: a quatrain in iambic pentameter with alternate lines rhyming

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First Known Use of elegiac stanza

1764, in the meaning defined above

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“Elegiac stanza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elegiac%20stanza. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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