Envelope Stanza


2014 Poetry Form Challenge

#02 Envelope Stanza

This is a very interesting form and was probably created by Francesco Petrarcha when he moved from the Sicilian court. As well as being the building blocks of the Italian octave, the Spanish and French octave use it also. However, it is a poetry form in its own right, and probably the latter pair have set the precedence for the meter which if we look at the French or Spanish roots consists of eight syllables, or English purists insisting on Iambic Tetrameter. This gives a suggested pattern of;

x x x x x x x a

x x x x x x x b

x x x x x x x b

x x x x x x x a

Etc..

via Envelope Stanza.

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