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14-line poem that is written in four stanzas and often follows a particular rhyme scheme (especially iambic pentameter)




 petrarchan sonnet 
 italian sonnet 

A sonnet is a poetic form which originated in Italy; Giacomo Da Lentini is credited with its invention.

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Noun
1. a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
(hypernym) poem, verse form
(hyponym) Petrarchan sonnet, Italian sonnet
Verb
1. praise in a sonnet
(hypernym) praise
(classification) poetry, poesy, verse
2. compose a sonnet
(hypernym) verse, versify, poetize, poetise
(classification) poetry, poesy, verse


(v. i.)
To compose sonnets.
   (n.)
A short poem, -- usually amatory.
   (n.)
A poem of fourteen lines, -- two stanzas, called the octave, being of four verses each, and two stanzas, called the sestet, of three verses each, the rhymes being adjusted by a particular rule.
  

A poem of fourteen decasyllabic or octosyllabiclines expressing two successive phrases.


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