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Creative Writing: Poetry: Stanza & Rhyme


A group of three or more lines, usually with a fixed rhyme scheme, which is repeated more than once. Stanzas are used additively, unlike a one-time pattern of rhymed lines such as the sonnet, which is complete in fourteen lines (Kinzie, 1999).


The agreement of two metrically accented syllables and their terminal consonants. Rhymes can be either subtle (overshadowed by syntax) or definite (Kinzie, 1999).

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