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French Sonnet

Type:  

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

 
Description: 

A variant of the Petrarchan sonnet, the French sonnet has a different rhyme scheme in the sestet. The volta (pivot) falls between the octave and sestet. The meter should be a heroic line, like the alexandrine or iambic pentameter.

 
Origin: 

French

 
Schematic: 
Rhyme: Octet = abbaabba
Sestet = ccdede or ccdccd or ccdeed

Pivot: Between 8 and 9
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

14

 
Line/Poem Length: 

14

 
See Also:  

Alternating Sonnet, Petrarchan Sonnet, Sonnet

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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