Definition of elegiac stanza in English:

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elegiac stanza


A quatrain in iambic pentameter rhymed abab. Compare with heroic stanza.
Example sentences
  • The Elegiac Stanza consists of two verses.
  • While the poem is written in blank verse, it is arranged in quatrains, the traditional elegiac stanza in English.

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Syllabification: el·e·gi·ac stan·za

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