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Spenserian Sonnet

Type:  

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

 
Description: 

This sonnet is arranged as three quatrains and a couplet using rhyme to help interlink. There is a pivot, a change of meaning or direction, that usually occurs in the sonnet at the ninth line. It was developed by Edmund Spenser.

 
Attributed to: 

Edmund Spenser

 
Origin: 

English

 
Schematic: 
The rhyme scheme is: abab bcbc cdcd ee.
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

14

 
Line/Poem Length: 

14

 
See Also:  

Petrarchan Sonnet, Shakespearean Sonnet, Sonnet, Spenserian Stanza, Stretched Sonnet

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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