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    The BRACE OCTAVE is an eight-line stanzaic poem that uses the following rhyme scheme: abbaabba or abbacddc.

    Example by W.B. Yeats

    excerpt from Two Songs from a Play

    I saw a staring virgin stand
    Where holy Dionysus died,
    And tear the heart out of his side,
    And lay the heart upon her hand
    And bear that beating heart away;
    And then did all the Muses sing
    Of Magnus Annus at the spring,
    As though God's death were but a play.

    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 6, 2006

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