elegiac stanza

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n elegiac stanza a quatrain in iambic pentameter with abab rhyme scheme
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Usage

In literature:

With the last verse of these 'Elegiac Stanzas' compare stanzas ten and eleven of the 'Ode, Intimations of Immortality', vol.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. III" by William Wordsworth
Elegiac Stanzas, &c. 502.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
I wrapped it in paper in which a few elegiac stanzas were inscribed in my own hand, and with my utmost elegance of penmanship.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
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