A nine-line stanza of iambics rhymed a b a b b c b c c.
The first eight lines are pentameters; the final line is a
hexameter, in other words an Alexandrine.
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Editors. "Spenserian Stanza". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
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