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The commonest stanza is a quatrain consisting of four heptasyllabic lines with the rhyme at the end of the couplet.
Don Tiburcio converted into a quatrain—two feet, one longer than the other, between two crutches!
A stanza of two lines is called a couplet; of three lines, a triplet; of four lines, a quatrain.
It is divided into two parts: the first consisting of an octave or double quatrain, and the other of a sestet.
The parodist who wrote the following newspaper quatrain was no enemy of the automobile in spite of his cynicism.
THE AUTOMOBILIST ABROADM. F. (MILBURG FRANCISCO) MANSFIELD
These, however, are seldom sustained for more than a single quatrain.
LIFE OF JOHN KEATSSIDNEY COLVIN
It begins, like the Rondeau Redoublé, with a quatrain, here called the texte;—this is usually a quotation from a former poet.
Well, this quatrain is said, I believe truly, to have been discovered in a well near Padua some fifty years ago.
Like the famous quatrain The Purple Cow, this poem immediately achieved a success totally out of proportion to its merits.
His verse—we have searched in vain for a single quatrain that would justify reproduction.
THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKHIRAM MARTIN CHITTENDEN

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