The Sapphic Stanza

Sharing lovely poem by yassy and info for poetry form, Sapphic Stanza.


Blue and clear, the sky stretches over valleys

Cloudless splendour heralding summer’s fervour.

Autumn’s colours fade as the flush of summer

Brightens life vivid .

#sapphic verse

The Sapphic Stanza is made up of three unrhymed lines of eleven syllables and one of five. Each line consists of two trochees, one dactyl and two trochees. This line is termed a Sapphic.
The (fourth) last line consists of one dactyl and one trochee, and is termed an Adonic. This gives a rhyme scheme of:

It has already been stated that there are eleven syllables to each line, and also that there are five feet of unrhymed lines as well.

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  1. A beautifully descriptive poem share Eugenia

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