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Alternating Sonnet

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Isosyllabic, Simple, Pivot Requirement

 
Description: 

Tercets alternate with the quatrains.

 
Origin: 

French

 
Schematic: 
Rhyme: abba/ccd/abba/ede or
ccd/abba/ede/abba or
similar parsing of other sonnet rhyme schemes.

Metrical: Usually Iambic Pentameter

Pivot: Line 8, 11, or 12
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

14

 
Line/Poem Length: 

14

 
See Also:  

Accentual-Syllabic Verse, French Sonnet, Iambic Pentameter, Petrarchan Sonnet, Sonnet

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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