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  1. Burns stanzanoun

    The type of stanza used in Standard Habbie verse.

    Etymology: After the poet Robert Burns (1759-1796).

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  1. Burns stanza

    The Burns stanza is a verse form named after the Scottish poet Robert Burns who used it in some fifty poems. It was not, however, invented by Burns, and prior to his use of it was known as the standard Habbie, after the piper Habbie Simpson. It is also sometimes known as the Scottish stanza or six-line stave. It is found in Middle English in the Romance of Octovian. It was also found in mediaeval Provençal poems and miracle plays from the Middle Ages. The first notable poem written in this stanza was the "Lament for Habbie Simpson; or, the Life and Death of the Piper of Kilbarchan" by Robert Sempill the younger. The stanza was used frequently by major 18th century Lowland Scots poets such as Robert Fergusson and Robert Burns, and has also been used by subsequent poets. Major poems in the stanza include Burns's "To a Mouse", "To a Louse", "Address to the Deil" and "Death and Doctor Hornbook". The stanza is six lines in length and rhymes aaabab, with tetrameter a lines and dimeter b lines. The second b line may or may not be repeated. Although the "Lament for Habbie" itself is strictly lyrical, subsequent uses have tended to be comic and satirical. The stanza is naturally suited to comic rhymes, as the quoted passage from Burns shows:

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of burns stanza in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of burns stanza in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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