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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry The Frame VII. Seven Line Construction A seven-line poetic unit is termed a septet or a heptastich. The septet is a 7 line stanza, usually made up of quatrain and a tercet and written adjacent to other uniform stanzas. Technically a seven line stand-alone poem is termed a heptastich. Futility by Wilfred Owen World War I poet (1893-1918) Written the year he died in the trenches. Move him into the sun Gently its touch awoke him once, At home, whispering of fields unsown. Always it awoke him, even in France, Until this morning and this sn