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A Quatrain is a poem, or a stanza within a poem,  consisting of four lines of verse with a specific rhyming scheme.

A few examples of a quatrain rhyming scheme are as follows:

#1) abab
#2) abba -- envelope rhyme
#3) aabb
#4) aaba, bbcb, ccdc, dddd -- chain rhyme

 

Example:
 
Lord of Deceit
 
Trapped within a haze of fear,
The Lord of Lies does appear.
Clouded by so much that’s wrong,
Truth gets twisted by his song.
 
Turning love and joy to pain,
Hidden by the falling rain.
Tragedy becomes the norm
When hate and fear begin to form.
 
Hurtful lies tear lives apart
And cause more harm to a heart.
Once the pain and hate begin,
Nothing is the same again.
 
Once the lie has been revealed,
Secrets are no more concealed.
Then the healing can undo
What he has done unto you.
 
Once the healing has begun,
Love and happiness have won.
With the truth, you can defeat
The spiteful Lord of Deceit.
 
Copyright 2000 Theresa King