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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; the Sicilian poet Giacomo Da Lentini is credited with its invention. The term sonnet is derived from the Italian word sonetto (from Old Provençal sonet a little poem, from son song, from Latin sonus a sound). By the thirteenth century it signified a poem of fourteen lines that follows a strict rhyme scheme and specific structure. Conventions associated with the sonnet have evolved over its history. Writers of sonnets are sometimes called "sonneteers", although the term can be used derisively. One of the best-known sonnet writers is William Shakespeare, who wrote 154 of them (not including those that appear in his plays). A Shakespearean or an English sonnet consists of fourteen lines written in iambic pentameter, a pattern in which an unstressed syllable is followed by a stressed syllable five times. The rhyme scheme in a Shakespearean sonnet is a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g; the last two lines are a rhyming couplet.

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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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