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Please set a username for yourself. People will see it as Author Name with your public flash cards. Some of the most common stanza examples include: Couplets - Stanzas with two lines that rhyme But if thou live, remember'd not to be, Die single, and thing image dies with thee.
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Other types of stanzas include: Quintain - Stanzas with five lines that may or may not rhyme In the golden lightning Of the sunken sun, O'er which clouds are bright'ning, Thou dost float and run, Like an unbodied joy whose race is just begun. But Patience, to prevent… - "Sonnet 16," John Milton With the likes of Shakespeare and Milton on your mind, take a look at these Sonnet Examples to see which types of stanzas jump out at you.
Stanzas in Poetry If you'd like to make a study of stanzas, it's easy to find a wealth of examples. Other Famous Poems Now, let's take a look at some of the most widely recognized poems and enjoy a selection of their stanzas. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; - "The Road Not Taken," Robert Frost The daisy follows soft the sun, And when his golden walk is done, Sits shyly at his feet.
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He, waking, finds the flower near. Each stanza has eight lines an octave and there's an clearly apparent rhyme pattern: "Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
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Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Take this quintet from "Every Breath You Take" by The Police: "Since you've gone I been lost without a trace I dream at night I can only see your face I look around but it's you I can't replace I feel so cold and I long for your embrace I keep crying baby, baby, please" Similarly, Aerosmith wrote "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" in sestet form: "I could stay awake just to hear you breathing Watch you smile while you are sleeping While you're far away and dreaming I could spend my life in this sweet surrender I could stay lost in this moment forever Every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure.
Take a look at his craft in "Make It Rain," a song written in the octave stanza form: "When the sins of my father Weigh down in my soul And the pain of my mother Will not let me go Well, I know there can come fire from the sky To refine the purest of kings And even though I know this fire brings me pain Even so, and just the same" Just like poems, songs can be ballads, explore some Examples of Ballads and you'll see that many of the greats, including Elvis Presley, Elton John, and Eric Clapton are master poets, expressing themselves in lyrical form.
Children's Songs Children's songs also contain stanzas. Consider the following examples: A horse and a flea and three blind mice Sat on a tombstone shooting dice. The horse slipped and fell on the flea- "Oops!
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This old man, he played one, He played knick knack with his thumb, With a knick, knack, paddy whack, Give the dog a bone; This old man came rolling home. Poetry Brought to Life As time progresses, you'll be able to see how easy it is to identify a stanza in both poetry and song.
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