December Form Challenge, 2012
Ottava rima rhymes abababcc, and numerous medieval and
Renaissance Italian poems were composed in this stanza
pattern. Notable are the long narratives of Bocaccio, such as
the Filostrato, the source for Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde.
It is traditionally done in iambic pentameter. Yeats also used it, which is why it intrigues me.
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