Memoriam stanza is a quatrain in iambic tetrameter with a rhyme scheme of abba — named after the pattern used by Lord Tennyson.
In Memoriam A.H.H. is a poem by the British poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, completed in 1849. It is a requiem for the poet’s beloved Cambridge friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who died suddenly of a cerebral haemorrhage in Vienna in 1833.
“In Memoriam” is written in four-line ABBA stanzas of iambic tetrameter, and such stanzas are now called In Memoriam Stanzas.