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  Stanza - LoveToKnow 1911
A stanza is a strophe of two or more lines, usually rhyming, but always recurring, the idea of fixed repetition of form being essential to it.
By "stanzaic law" is meant the law which regulates the form and succession of stanzas.
The stanza is a modern development of the strophe of the ancients, modified by the requirements of rhyme.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Stanza   (124 words)

Usually, the stanzas of a given poem are marked by a recurrent rhyme scheme and are also uniform in the number and lengths of the component lines.
It is a seven-line, iambic pentameter stanza rhyming ababbcc.
Spenserian stanza is a still longer form devised by Spenser for The Faerie Queene--nine lines, the first eight iambic pentameter and the last iambic hexameter (an Alexandrine), rhyming ababbcbcc.
virtual.park.uga.edu /eng3k/spring01/materials/stanzaforms.html   (1174 words)

 Spenserian Stanza - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Spenserian Stanza, verse form composed of nine lines, the first eight in iambic pentameter and the last an alexandrine, in iambic hexameter.
Other traditional stanzaic patterns are used in English verse.
For The Faerie Queene, Spenser originated a nine-line verse stanza, now known as the Spenserian stanza—the first eight lines are iambic pentameter,...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Spenserian_Stanza.html   (135 words)

 ENGL 3543
Stanza 47 identifies this man as the “Genius” (meaning “presiding spirit”) of the Bower of Bliss.
Stanzas 50-51 describe the garden as Guyon and the Palmer experience it when they enter.
Spenserian sonnet form, created by Edmund Spenser in the 1590s for Amoretti and used by few other poets, is a variation on the Shakespearean sonnet.
arapaho.nsuok.edu /~mercer/3543/3543StudyGuide5.htm   (2715 words)

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Another possible source for Spenser's stanza is the "rhyme royal," a stanza of seven lines of iambic pentameter that rhymes "ababbcc." Chaucer invented this in his "Complaint unto Pity" and Shakespeare later used it in The Rape of Lucrece.
The Spenserian stanza fell into a period of disuse in the seventeenth century, but it experienced a resurgence with Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Keats's "The Eve of St. Agnes," and Shelley's "The Revolt of Islam" and "Adonais." Shelley is perhaps the greatest master of the Spenserian stanza after Spenser himself.
A twentieth-century example of the Spenserian stanza is in the "Dieper Levensinkijk" by Dutch poet Willem Kloos; this is a rare example of the form written in a language other than English.
www.english.emory.edu /classes/Handbook/Spenserian.html   (423 words)

 SPENSERIAN STANZA - Online Information article about SPENSERIAN STANZA
The form of the pure Spenserian stanza can best be observed by the study of a specimen from the Faery Queene: Into the inmost See also:
great beauty of this stanza and the popularity of Spenser, it was hardly used during the course of the 17th See also:
middle of the 18th century the study of Spenser led poets to revive the stanza which bears his name.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /SOU_STE/SPENSERIAN_STANZA.html   (627 words)

 Guide to Verse Forms - stanzas
As with 5-line stanzas, there is a potentially confusing variety of candidates for use as the general word for any 6-line stanza.
The best known is the Spenserian stanza (after Edmund Spenser of the Faerie Queene), which rhymes ababbcbcc, the first 8 lines being pentameters and the last a hexameter or alexandrine.
As stanzas grow longer, the number of possible rhyming schemes increases rapidly and the number of forms found to deserve special names dwindles even more rapidly.
www.noggs.dsl.pipex.com /vf/stanza.htm   (1169 words)

As you can see, in the second stanza, the last word of the first line is the same word as the last word of the sixth line of stanza 1.
The couplets are sometimes in quatrains (four-line stanzas) and have a refrain (sometimes one word, sometimes a full line--the second line of the couplet or the full last line quatrain).
A lark in the mesh of the tangled vine,
www.annies-annex.com /poetry2.htm   (2308 words)

 Glossary Poetic Terms S
This verse form is often known as the Venus and Adonis stanza as it was used by Shakespeare in his narrative poem of that name.
Stanza form developed by Edmund Spenser and almost certainly influenced by rhyme royal and ottava rima.
Stanza forms can also be classified by the number of lines they employ e.g.
www.poetsgraves.co.uk /glossary_poetic_terms_s.htm   (1579 words)

 Poems at the Poetry Free-for-all - Neglected Forms?
Ottava rima, Spenserian stanza and rime royal are forms for individual stanzas, the shortest having 7 lines.
The explanation for the relative rarity of the stanza forms, it seems to me, is simply that people no longer write long poems much.
Larkin used all sorts of stanzas (though he often made them up himself rather than using extant stanza forms), and Davie wrote much of his earlier verse in elegiacs (abab pentameter).
www.everypoet.org /pffa/printthread.php?t=10089   (270 words)

 Spenserian Stanza - LoveToKnow 1911 (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
SPENSERIAN STANZA, a form of verse which derives its name from the fact that it was invented by the poet Edmund Spenser, and first used in his Faery Queene in 1590.
The origin of this stanza has been matter for disagreement among critics of prosody.
The form of the pure Spenserian stanza can best be observed by the study of a specimen from the Faery Queene:- Into the inmost temple thus I came, Which fuming all with frankincense I found, And odours rising from the altar's flame.
www.1911ency.org.cob-web.org:8888 /S/SP/SPENSERIAN_STANZA.htm   (248 words)

 [minstrels] from The Faerie Queen -- Edmund Spenser
Of course, that stateliness seems archaic nowadays, and the Spenserian stanza has fallen into disuse, though whether as a cause or a consequence I cannot say.
Also on the Spenserian stanza, here's a note by Roger Kuin on the spenser-l mailing list on reading FQ aloud: One thing they'll find: the "extra line" in Spenser's stanzas is surprisingly hard to handle - the sense-unit always seems to be just one line longer than one expects.
The Elizabethan age saw the flowering of poetry (the sonnet, the Spenserian stanza, dramatic blank verse), was a golden age of drama (especially for the plays of Shakespeare), and inspired a wide variety of splendid prose (from historical chronicles, versions of the Holy Scriptures, pamphlets, and literary criticism to the first English novels).
www.cs.rice.edu /~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/328.html   (781 words)

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The rhyme royal stanza continued to be used in the Renaissance, thanks to Chaucer's prestige.
Spenserian stanza: 9-line stanza, with first 8 in iambic pentameter and 9th in iambic hexameter (also called an alexandrine line).
Like the Shakespearean sonnet, Spenserian sonnets contain three quatrains and a concluding couplet, but the quatrains are linked by their rhymes, so the only definite break in the rhyme comes just before the couplet.
www.msu.edu /course/eng/310a/snapshot.afs/tavrmina/SS97/310h6.htm   (1501 words)

 STANZAS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Related stanza forms: *common or hymnal measure; in *short measure, the first line is abbreviated to iambic trimeter (see, e.g., Dickinson, “The Bustle in a House”).
Ottava rima: eight-line stanzas in iambic pentameter, rhyming abababcc.
Spenserian stanza: nine-line stanza; lines 1—8 in iambic pentameter, line 9 in iambic hexameter; rhyming ababbcbcc.
www.humboldt.edu /~me2/engl120/stanzas.html   (1240 words)

 March Notes
In stanzas IV, V, and VI, the knight is dominant; lines 1 and 2 of each stanza describe his actions ("I met," "I made," "I set her"), and lines three and four of these three stanzas focus on the lady.
In stanza VIII the lady initiates the action and takes the dominant position in lines 1 and 2 ("She took me" and "she wept and sigh'd"); the knight's actions are presented in lines three and four.
Stanza I moves from the cold outside to the warmth inside and from wild animals outside (owl, hare) to domesticated animals (sheep--the lamb of St. Agnes wool) to the humans inside (Beadsman, revelers).
www.wise.k12.va.us /dlp/English/march_notes.htm   (9193 words)

 Byron: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is written in the Spenserian stanza, a nine line stanza made up of 8 lines of iambic pentameter ending with an Alexandrine (iambic hexameter).
This stanza was common to travel literature at the time, and the poem is unified by the travel motif.
Stanzas 113 and 114 from Canto 3 offer a particularly powerful statement of Byron's position.
aliscot.com /ensenanza/4033/romantic/byron_chp.htm   (297 words)

 Poetic Forms
of lines, with each stanza ending in two lines which use all of the words in the previous lines.
A single stanza can be a poem in itself or multiple stanzas may be joined to create
Either a poem or stanza of eight lines in which the first line is repeated as the fourth and seventh
chantaclair.com /Poeticforms.htm   (1730 words)

 The Pedestal Magazine
"Paramaters for the Spenserian Stanza are as followed...
The Spenserian Stanza is 9 lines long and is written in iambic
The rhyme scheme for the Spenserian Stanza is:
www.thepedestalmagazine.com /Secure/Forum/viewThread.asp?ID=103   (205 words)

 Friends of Rutgers - A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of the Department of English
The annual Spenserian Stanza Competition is a contest jointly sponsored by the Edmund Spenser Home Page, the Spenser Review, and the International Spenser Society.
Wise was one of only eight poets recognized in this year’s competition for her excellence in writing Spenserian stanzas.
The final line of each stanza is an Alexandrine, which is a line of verse in iambic hexameter (twelve syllables, 6 beats) instead of pentameter.
english.rutgers.edu /alumni/newsletter/fall_winter_04/prize.html   (433 words)

 Writing.Com: Would You Like A Form?
Here are the upsides: It is written in quatrain (four line stanzas) form, it has no specified meter (you can use any meter you want), and the third line of every stanza is unrhymed.
The mad song stanza is written with a rhyme scheme of "aabba", with lines 1, 2, and 5 consisting of Iambic Trimeter, and lines 3 and 4 consisting of Iambic Dimeter.
The spenserian stanza consists of eight lines of Iambic Pentameter with a ninth line of Iambic Hexameter closing the stanza.
www.writing.com /main/view_item/item_id/978595/printit/1   (1026 words)

 Untitled Document
Form: Then look at the form of the Spenserian stanza itself, to see if there is a match of sense and form (the Spenserian stanza, you will remember, is 9 lines: 8 = iambic pentameter; the 9th [an Alexandrine] = iambic hexameter; the rhyme = abab bcbc c).
Keep in mind that this list is not inclusive; you may well not find many of these features in your stanza but find a lot of other designs instead.
Remember too that the different patterns in a stanza work together: content with form, rhetoric with meter, all with each other.
www.ualr.edu /rlknutson/FQ1590.html   (2641 words)

 Shari.com: spenserian stanzas
This week I am thumbing through my Norton poetry book and thinking about (the ping pong balls tumble and argue) Spenserian stanza.
This fits: for days I've been thinking about how I need to read all of The Faerie Queene and see if it's still disappointingly unlike an expedition to a timeless grotto.
Spenserian Stanza Rules: Eight lines of iambic pentameter followed by one line of iambic hexameter.
www.shari.com /2003/08/spenserian_stan.html   (250 words)

The third unit of measure, The Stanza, consists of a group of lines whos metrical pattern is repeated throughout the poem.
A stanza devised by Spenser,founded on the Italian ottava rima, It is a stanza of nine Iambic lines, all of ten syllables except the last, which is in iambic hexameter(Which is called an Alexandrine.) There are only three rhymes in a stanza, arranged in with an ababbcbcc.......rhyme scheme.
As in 'Don Jaun' this stanza is often used for wit or satirical purposes.
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 ENGL 241 - Edmund Spenser Web Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In his most famous work, The Faerie Queene, Spenser created a new form of stanza, now called the Spenserian stanza, which consists of eight lines of iambic pentameter followed by a ninth line of iambic hexameter and the rhyme scheme follows an ababbcbcc pattern.
The Spenserian stanza had its origins in poetry from several countries: the French ballad, the Italian ottava rima, and the stanza form Chaucer used in his "Monk's Tale" from The Canterbury Tales ("Spenser, Edmund").
While the sonnets of the Amoretti retain the standard iambic pentameter meter throughout the entire poem, their rhyme scheme breaks from the more traditional Elizabethan style and mimics the Spenserian stanza with an ababbcbccdcdee pattern.
personal.centenary.edu /~sbeaver/engl/241/essay2.html   (380 words)

 The Edmund Spenser Home Page: Spenserian Stanza Competition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The annual Spenserian Stanza Competition fosters and recognizes student excellence in the writing of Spenserian stanzas, and is jointly sponsored by the Edmund Spenser Home Page, the Spenser Review, and the International Spenser Society.
For more information on Spenserian stanzas, or on the competition, please select from the links below.
Find out more about the Spenserian stanza: its formal features, its poetical capacities, its history, and its relevance to English poetry today
www.english.cam.ac.uk /spenser/stanza   (142 words)

 ENG 224/230
Stanza:  Like a paragraph in fiction, stanza designates a group of lines in a poem  spacially separated by other stanzas.
Sound:  Of the two ways to patterns poetry musically, sound rather than meter is the dominant form of the 20
Spenserian Stanza                          abab bcbc (to be Spenserian, the 1
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 Glossary of Poetic Terms from BOB'S BYWAY
An Italian lyric poem of varying stanzaic length, usually written in a mixture of hendecasyllables and heptasyllables with a concluding short stanza or envoi.
Though the term is sometimes employed to describe the effects of individual repetitive elements, such as rhyme, metrical patterns, parallelism, refrains, and stanzas, its most significant application is in reference to the concluding portion of the entire poem.
A metaphor which is drawn-out beyond the usual word or phrase to extend throughout a stanza or an entire poem, usually by using multiple comparisons between the unlike objects or ideas.
www.poeticbyway.com /glossary2.html   (11123 words)

 stanza - OneLook Dictionary Search
Stanza, stanza : AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
STANZA : 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
Phrases that include stanza: spenserian stanza, elegiac stanza, ballad stanza, habbie stanza, hobbie stanza, more...
www.onelook.com /?w=stanza   (259 words)

 Lynch, Literary Terms — Spenserian Stanza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The English Renaissance poet Edmund Spenser wrote his greatest work, the
epic called The Faerie Queene, in a stanza form since named for him.
stanza rhymes ababbcbcC, where the capital "C" means the last
andromeda.rutgers.edu /~jlynch/Terms/spenserian.html   (189 words)

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