Shakespearean sonnet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Shakespearean sonnet a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg
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Usage

In literature:

It is the first translation of a Shakespearean sonnet on Norwegian soil.
"An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway" by Martin Brown Ruud
Of course you will find exceptions to the rules I have stated, you will find poets who have combined the Shakespearean and Petrarchan sonnet.
"The Circus, and Other Essays and Fugitive Pieces" by Joyce Kilmer
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In news:

Sizable stretches of "Eat" are devoted to scandalous close-ups of spaghetti, provocatively arranged prosciutto slices and magnificent platters of fried artichokes that might have inspired Shakespearean sonnets.
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