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Petrarchan Sonnet

Type:  

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

 
Description: 

A sonnet is a fourteen line poem that has a pivot. The Petrachan or Italian sonnet is broken into the octave and the sestet. There is a pivot, a change of meaning or direction, that occurs in a sonnet at the beginning of the sestet.

 
Origin: 

Italian

 
Schematic: 
The rhyme scheme is: abbaabba cdecde or cdcdcd.
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

14

 
Line/Poem Length: 

14

 
Examples: 

 
See Also:  

Accentual-Syllabic Verse, Alternating Sonnet, Bowlesian Sonnet, Caudate Sonnet, Chained Sonnet, Crown of Sonnets, Envelope Sonnet, French Sonnet, Italian Octave, Italian Quatrain, Italian Sestet, Pushkin Sonnet, Sardine, Shakespearean Sonnet, Sonnet, Spenserian Sonnet, Stretched Sonnet

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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