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Stanza Patterns - Identify Characteristics

Identify the stanza pattern by the characteristic. For Dr. Stephensons Victorian Lit class at UTB.
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ababcdcdefefgg
English/Elizabethan/Shakespearean sonnet
abbaabba
Italian/Petrachan sonnet
ababbcbccdcdee
Spenserian sonnet
abcb
ballad stanza
ababbcbcc
Spenserian stanza
aba, bcb, cdc...
terza rima
ababbcc
Chaucerian stanza, or rhyme royal
aaabab
Burns stanza
ababcdcfgghhab
Irregular sonnet, one example
Sonnet with three problem quatrains and and one commenting couplet
English/Elizabethan/Shakespearean sonnet
Sonnet with one problem octet and one solving sestet
Italian/Petrachan sonnet
Last sestet in sonnet has variation of c,d, and e rhymes.
Italian/Petrachan sonnet
Sonnet with any rhyme scheme
Irregular sonnet
Nine-line stanza: eight lines in iambic pentameter, last line in six-foot alexandrine
Spenserian sonnet
Odd lines iambic tetrameter, even lines iambic trimeter
ballad stanza
Interlocking tercet rhymes
terza rima
Lines 1,2, 3 and 5 are tetrameter, and lines 4 and 6 are dimeter.
Burns stanza