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Tinker posted a topic in Scot VerseExplore the Craft of Writing Scottish Verse Burns Stanza, also known as the Standard Habbie, Six Line Stave or the Scottish Stanza is a tail-rhyme stanza, meaning the last line of the stanza is short and rhymes with another short line within the stanza. Because of the quick lines, the stanza is not particularly suited to meditation but better suited as a vehicle for social observations. The stanza is pretty much a single sentence which because of the composition of lines, tests the dexterity of the poet. In order to write in this form, it is said the poet should have a "healthy irreverenc
Tinker posted a topic in SonnetsExplore the Craft of Writing Poetry The Sonnet Sonnet Comparison Chart English Verse The Shakespearean, English or Elizabethan Sonnet By Shakespeare's time, (his works are believed to date from 1590 through 1613), the sonnet had already been established in English poetry, thanks primarily to Wyatt, Surrey and Spenser William Shakespeare utilized and popularized the sonnet with the declamatory couplet. His popularity springboarded the sonnet to a prominent place in English literature and become the 2nd dominant sonnet form along side the Petrarchan or Italian Sonnet. The Shakespe