Ottava rima

Ot*ta"va ri"ma

(?). [It. See Octave, and Rhyme.] (Pros.) A stanza of eight lines of heroic verse, with three rhymes, the first six lines rhyming alternately and the last two forming a couplet. It was used by Byron in "Don Juan," by Keats in "Isabella," by Shelley in "The Witch of Atlas," etc.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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