The English sestet is a 6-line stanza (sestet) with the first 4 lines in cross rhyme, followed by a rhyming couplet: that is, with a rhyme scheme of A-B-A-B-C-C. It can be in any meter, though Iambic tetrameter and Iambic pentameter are the most commonly used. When written in iambic pentameter, it is also called a Venus and Adonis stanza.
- To Her Who Passes / Maurice Browne
- A Farewell to Arms / George Peele
- Tichborne's Elegy / Chediok Tichborne
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