The Dial

The Dial

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Coleridge uses this metre (iambic pentameter) in his lines a€œTo a Friend, in Answer to a Melancholy Letter, a€ and ... It will be remembered that each quatrain of the Italian sonnet does reproduce the rimesequence a bba, the metre being iambic pentameter. ... A maide marreth me; Y grede, y grone, unglad, For selden y am sad That semely forte se; Leuedi, thou rewe me ! ... except that the Middle English poet ends his stanza with the rimes in question, whereas the Italian sonneteer and hisanbsp;...

Title:The Dial
Publisher: - 1897


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