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rhyme royal

n.
1. A form of verse having stanzas with seven lines in iambic pentameter rhyming ababbcc.
2. One of these stanzas.
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rhyme royal

n
(Poetry) prosody a stanzaic form introduced into English verse by Chaucer, consisting of seven lines of iambic pentameter rhyming a b a b b c c
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rhyme′ roy′al


n.
a verse form consisting of seven-line stanzas in iambic pentameter, rhyming ababbcc.
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Noun1.rhyme royal - a stanza form having seven lines of iambic pentameter; introduced by Chaucer
stanza - a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
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Equally, in writing in rhyme royale stanzas, Hoccleve demonstrates his Chaucerian lineage.
(20) Hoccleve's concern with displaying the stanza form of his text could plausibly be due to a concern with practicality: in the booklet copying of Troilus, it was certainly more straightforward to copy stanza by stanza and so keep the rhyme royale form complete.
Few poets this young--Dawson is 28--are writing (successfully!) in forms such as the ballade, rondeau, rhyme royale, and sestina.