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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Quatrain

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Sometimes spelt Quartain (from Fr. quatre, four), a piece of verse complete in four rhymed lines. The length or measure of the verse is immaterial, but they must be bound together by a rhyme-arrangement. This form has always been popular for use in the composition of epigrams, on account of its brevity and neatness, and may be considered as a modification of the Greek or Latin epigram at its concisest.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Quatrain'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/q/quatrain.html. 1910.

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