Rhyme Royal (39 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.


A seven-line stanza of iambic pentameter with the rhyme scheme a b a b b c c. It was named for James I who wrote verse in this form, although it had also been used by Chaucer and others.

Editors. "Rhyme Royal". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=957, accessed 25 October 2016.]