Identify the elements of Sonnets: lines, pattern, 2 types, etc.
Here are the rules for the sonnet:
|•||It has fourteen lines.|
|•||It follows a regular rhyme pattern.|
|•||It is usually written in iambic pentameter.|
There are two traditional types of sonnet:
Italian/Petrarchan sonnet – the first eight lines (the octave) pose a problem, which is responded to in the last six lines (the sestet).
English/Shakespearean sonnet, three four-line units are followed by a couplet or two-line unit. Some modern poets, like Frost, create their own types of sonnet.
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Sonnet breakdown. Shall I
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