octastich

octastich

(ˈɒktəˌstɪk) or

octastichon

n
(Poetry) a stanza or piece of poetic writing that contains eight lines
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Perhaps an understood "I was" is before the first line, to turn the lines into a clause--or, despite the period at the end of the first quatrain, perhaps a comma should come at that point, for an enjambment: "I have borne me evilly, / Speaking with madman's breath [...]." At any rate, here is the second quatrain of this octastich: