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noun as in poem
Who was the most erotic poet of the late Renaissance and early Baroque, when the quatrain reached its courtly zenith?
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.
On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to quatrain, such as: ballad, composition, epic, lyric, poetry, and rhyme.
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