Burns stanza


Burns stanza
The type of stanza used in Standard Habbie verse.

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  • Burns stanza — The Burns stanza is a verse form named after the Scottish poet Robert Burns. It was not, however, invented by Burns, and prior to his use of it was known as the standard Habbie, after the poet Habbie Simpson (1550 1620). It is also sometimes… …   Wikipedia

  • burns stanza — noun see burns meter …   Useful english dictionary

  • burns meter — noun or burns stanza ˈbərnz , ˈbə̄nz , ˈbəinz Usage: capitalized B : a stanza often used by Robert Burns and other Scottish poets consisting of six lines rhyming aaabab of which the fourth and sixth are regularly iambic dimeters and the others… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Burns metre — ▪ literature       in poetry, a stanza often used by Robert Burns (Burns, Robert) and other Scottish poets. The stanza consists of six lines rhyming aaabab of which the fourth and sixth are regularly iambic (iamb) dimeters and the others iambic… …   Universalium

  • Burns, Robert — born Jan. 25, 1759, Alloway, Ayrshire, Scot. died July 21, 1796, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire National poet of Scotland. The son of a poor farmer, he early became familiar with orally transmitted folk song and tales. His father s farm failed, and a… …   Universalium

  • Spenserian stanza — The Spenserian stanza is a fixed verse form invented by Edmund Spenser for his epic poem The Faerie Queene . Spenser intended this poem to be many thousands of Spenserian stanzas, hence its epic name, but he died before even 1/4 of his goal was… …   Wikipedia

  • List of literary terms — The following is a list of literary terms; that is, those words used in discussion, classification, criticism, and analysis of literature.: See also: Glossary of poetry terms, Literary criticism, Literary theory CompactTOC8 name=Contents… …   Wikipedia

  • Sempill, Robert — ▪ Scottish poet born c. 1595 died c. 1665       Scottish poet who first used the metre that became the standard form for the Scottish humorous elegy.       The son of the poet Sir James Sempill of Beltrees, he was educated at the University of… …   Universalium

  • Henri Suhamy — en 2009. Henri Suhamy, né le 1er mai 1932 à Courbevoie, dans la Seine[1], est un universitaire français, spécialiste de …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Standard Habbie — noun A Scottish verse form with six line stanzas rhyming AAABAB, with tetrameter A lines and dimeter B lines. Syn: Burns stanza …   Wiktionary