from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A stanza of six lines.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Pros.) A stanza of six lines; a sestine.
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- noun poetry A
stanzaof six lines; a sestine.
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Latin sextus sixth, from sex six: compare Italian sestina.
And if the subject is inspiration, one's thoughts return to Kipling, to the same "Epitaphs of the Great War," which includes this sextain, entitled, "A Dead Statesman":