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Caudate Sonnet

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Pivot Requirement

 
Description: 

This is also known as the Tailed or Caudated Sonnet. It starts with the Petrarchan sonnet and adds a three-foot tail, then adds a Heroic Couplet, then another tail, then another heroic couplet.

 
Origin: 

Italian

 
Schematic: 
The rhyme scheme is:

abbaabba cdecde e(3)fff(3)gg
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

20

 
Line/Poem Length: 

20

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 
See Also:  

Petrarchan Sonnet, Sonnet

 

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