A poem or stanza that consists of four lines. Quatrains follow a variety of rhyme schemes. The most common rhymes schemes are abab, abba, or, abcb.
(ex. William Wordsworth's "A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal" :
"A slumber did my spirit seal; A
I had no human fears: B
She seemed a thing that could not feel A
The touch of earthly years" B )
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