hexastich

hexastich

(ˈhɛksəˌstɪk) or

hexastichon

n
(Poetry) a poem, stanza, or strophe that consists of six lines
ˌhexaˈstichic, ˌhexaˈstichal adj
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(7) Giles takes credit in his letter to Busleiden for conveying from Hythloday the Utopian alphabet and a couple of snatches of Utopian verse which he has transmitted and translated into Latin (114 NCE2, which reproduces the alphabet and tetrastich but not the Anemolian hexastich; Yale ed., 20-1).
It is made up of hexastichs, the first four lines of which vary while the last two remain the same.