Petrarchan sonnet


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Petrarchan 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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In literature:

The form generally used by poets writing in English is what is called the Petrarchan sonnet.
"The Circus, and Other Essays and Fugitive Pieces" by Joyce Kilmer