Ottava Rima Notes

The Ottava Rima is a popular octave for long poetry. There is no set meter to the eight lines. The rhyme schema is abababcc
Example

Into the Horizon by Jez Farmer

Beneath the burning skies I watched the sun,
Into the horizon it gently fell,
While clouds of dreams, their magic begun,
Enchantments woven in a dusky spell,
As sunset’s reds then turned to night’s own dun,
In paler light the moon sees all is well,
And destiny lingered to find her way,
As I watched the sun slowly set today

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