Definition of terza rima in English:
An arrangement of triplets, especially in iambic pentameter, that rhyme aba bcb cdc etc., as in Dante’s Divine Comedy.
- In the fifth assignment we finally stared metre directly in the face: the assignment was to write a sonnet, terza rima or ottava rima, in iambic pentametre.
- Merwin opts not to follow the terza rima strictly, or rather he rhymes so freely that he chooses not to speak of it.
- Dante's terza rima is frustratingly hard to get right in English, and many translators have nearly gone mad trying to get it right.
Italian, literally 'third rhyme'.
Definition of terza rima in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan