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Shakespearean Sonnet

Type:  

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

 
Description: 

A sonnet is a fourteen line poem that has a pivot. The Shakespearean or English sonnet is not traditionally broken into the octave and the sestet as strongly as the Petrarchan version. There is a pivot, a change of meaning or direction, that occurs in the Shakespearean sonnet somewhere between the eighth and thirteenth line.

 
Attributed to: 

Henrry Howard, Earl of Surrey

 
Origin: 

English

 
Schematic: 
Rhyme: abab cdcd efef gg.
Meter: xX xX xX xX xX
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

14

 
Line/Poem Length: 

14

 
Examples: 

 
See Also:  

Accentual-Syllabic Verse, Bowlesian Sonnet, Chained Sonnet, Heroic Couplets, Heroic Sonnet, Iambic Pentameter, Petrarchan Sonnet, Pushkin Sonnet, Reverse English Sonnet, Sicilian Quatrain, Sonnet, Spenserian Sonnet, Stretched Sonnet

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 
 
 

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