Italian sonnet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Italian sonnet a sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba, followed by a sestet with the rhyme pattern cdecde or cdcdcd
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Usage

In literature:

Emboldened by such influences, at least let me translate a sonnet, and see if anything is left after the sweet Italian syllables are gone.
"Oldport Days" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Hunt has damned Hampstead, and masks, and sonnets, and Italian tales.
"The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals, Volume 2." by Lord Byron
Odes and sonnets in Italian, Greek, and Latin, were written in its praise.
"Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3" by John Addington Symonds
She remembered the pale face of the young Italian poet whose sad sonnets all Italy was reading with delight.
"The Purple Heights" by Marie Conway Oemler
The essential nature of the sonnet is replete with difficulty, and special embarrassments are encountered in the Italian sonnet.
"Emerson and Other Essays" by John Jay Chapman
Thus an Italian sonnet of the strictest form is composed upon four rhymes, interlaced with great art.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series" by John Addington Symonds
His Italian sonnets are pronounced by competent authority to be very remarkable for a foreigner.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 76, February, 1864" by Various
In this sonnet I am under some obligations to one of an Italian author, to which I cannot refer.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
Thus an Italian sonnet of the strictest form is composed upon four rhymes, interlaced with great art.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
The sonnets which he calls "fragments, written in the vulgar tongue," the Italian, are verses which have made him live.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
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In news:

The sonnet, derived from the Occitan word sonnet and the Italian word sonetto, meaning "little poems ", consists of 14 lines, each containing ten syllables written in iambic pentameter.
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