A quatrain is a poem, or a stanza within a poem, that consists always of four lines. In Poetry, a stanza is a unit within a larger Poem. In modern poetry the term is often equivalent with Strophe; in popular vocal music a stanza is It is the most common of all stanza forms in European poetry. The rhyming patterns include aabb, abab, abba, abcb.
In its narrow meaning, the term is restricted to a complete poem consisting of only four lines. In its broader sense, it includes any one of many four-verse stanza forms. In Poetry, a stanza is a unit within a larger Poem. In modern poetry the term is often equivalent with Strophe; in popular vocal music a stanza is
- abcb (from "The Wife of Usher's Well")
- There lived a wife at Usher's Well,
- And a wealthy wife was she;
- She had three stout and stalwart sons,
- And sent them over the sea.
- Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
- In the forests of the knight
- What immortal hand or knee
- Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
- abba, also called the envelope stanza or introverted quatrain (from Tennyson's In Memoriam A. H. H.)
- Strong Son of God, immortal Love,
- Whom we, that have not seen thy face,
- By faith, and faith alone, embrace,
- Believing where we cannot prove;
- Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night,
- Has flung the Stone that puts the stars to flight:
- And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught
- The Sultan's Turret in a Noose of light. William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 was an English poet, painter, and Printmaker. In Memoriam AHH is a long Poem by the English Poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, completed in 1849 Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam ( Persian: رباعیات عمر خیام The Rubáiyát ( Arabic: رباعیات is a collection of Poems
- The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
- The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea,
- The plowman homeward plods his weary way,
- And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Iambic pentameter is a type of meter that is used in Poetry and Drama. Thomas Gray ( December 26, 1716 – July 30, 1771) was an English Poet, classical scholar and professor at Cambridge
- The Shichigon-zekku form used in Chinese and Japanese poetry. Shichigon-zekku (七言絶句 is the Japanese term for a poetry Verse form (often of Chinese origin consisting of four Phrases each seven Chinese is a language spoken by over 130 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities Both rhyme and rhythm are key elements, although the former is not restricted to falling at the end of the phrase.
- Ballad meter (The examples from "The Unquiet Grave" and "The Wife of Usher's Well" are both examples of ballad meter. A ballad is a Poem usually set to Music; thus it often is a story told in a Song. )
- Various hymns employ specific forms, such as the common meter, long meter, and short meter. A hymn is a type of Song, usually religious specifically written for the purpose of praise adoration or Prayer, and typically addressed to a deity/deities
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- a poem in four lines
- a stanza of four lines
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