Redcross Literary Forms
Overview: Genres in the Qualities Index

The numbers recorded in this table reflect the peculiarities of the Spenserian and Miltonic traditions as modified by more general trends in English verse: sonnets might come and go, but pastoral was a perennial favorite. The regular Spenserian stanza was seldom used beyond Spenser burlesques until revived by Beattie, Campbell, and Byron.



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All Records:9921210315410092994325244858891521321592983425396076967575858951098
allegorical ode:080061000017124868569283101122644230
allegory:6510111037402147171421303128163240252819
archaisms:131601011010002151112211429142522252222
author catalogue:2188111410111476121513122421244342324245336248
beast fable:2351301000101286229338524
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burlesque:15401031202253524413647837383897911079
character:01134220102017324162021464148364370
dialect pastoral:100100000000046732413417415
didactic poem:038130161123433216445867714
epigram:1171242119133024104422374621315
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elegy:62214163764131011151013731551021161361136710085
narrative:522191616466424451914132114352745423987113
amatory ode:121010000001002332149361134
descriptive ode:01112110200007683347376872745584205
devotional ode:0312211101010203554867103157
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Horatian ode:000000000001221420782132442270219
patriotic ode:112400100012643515937383833194856
pastoral ballad:0000000000000358515721751199254107
pastoral eclogue:162411361929852212231492923413894927280322739
pastoral elegy:4103404010153106821612275228241323
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periodical essay:000000000002320511162012151623305840
periodical verse:00000000000032175484128231356406394300377643
sonnet:434663500000100217133102626516074
verse epistle:02524324002555131011985211553823
vision:1146331100125312613203325212929213833
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blank verse:131011001011661418383844363787411821
heroic couplets:421163022442019663123516563465954111848690555656
octosyllabic couplets:131137144021291213344254535752312421
ottava rima:066502120000000000000001321
quatrains:210274100100305111320531562442442271298049
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rhyme royal:21284312000000012012260437
Spenserian sonnet:120401100000000004602109454562
Spenserian stanzas:1111343710200031612141114324965345608
Prior stanzas:0000000000003058121015151623121716
irregular Spenserians:0216833300202518164346746711412478105143
All Records:9921210315410092994325244858891521321592983425396076967575858951098
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