Where is the quatrains in “The Chimney Sweeper”?

Kim Cantrell 4 Rep.

Are there any quatrains in this poem? My research states that there is six but I don’t think I understand it enough to point them out.

Thank you

Kim Cantrell asked
English Tutor 2.76K Rep.

Yes, like many other poems of Blake, this one also contains rhyming quatrains of anapestic and iambic tetrameter. In fact, a quatrain is the stanza with four lines and here the poet has divided entire poem into six stanzas and each stanza consists of a quatrain, meaning four lines in each stanza. This adds a good symmetry. Besides, the first and last two lines in each stanza rhyme, which is called a couplet.

I hope you would not have confusion about quatrains now.

English Tutor answered