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Curtal Long Hymnal Quatrain or Stanza

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American Poetry

Curtal Long Hymnal Quatrain or Stanza is an American stanzaic variation of the English Long Hymnal Measure. It differs from the Curtal Quatrain in line length and rhyme.

The defining features of the Curtal Long Hymnal Quatrain or Stanza are:

  1. stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains.
  2. metered, L1-L3 is iambic tetrameter and L4 is iambic dimeter.
  3. rhymed, abab, cdcd etc.

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