Writing

What Is Ottava Rima Poetry? 5 Examples of Ottava Rima

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 25, 2021 • 2 min read

Ottava rima poetry dates back to the fourteenth century when Italian poet Giovanni Boccaccio helped establish the poetry form in his highly influential works. Learn more about ottava rima along with famous poems that utilize the form.