Sonnet

A fourteen line poem usually in iambic pentameters (see meter) consisting of an octave and a sestet. The octave presents and develops the theme while the sestet reflects and brings the poem to a conclusion.
Over the years there have been many variations upon the sonnet form e.g.
Italian or Petrarchan Sonnet
The sonnet was originated by the...
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sonnet

[n] - a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme 2. [v] - praise in a sonnet 3. [v] - compose a sonnet
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sonnet

Genre of 14-line poem of Italian origin introduced to England by English poet Thomas Wyatt in the form used by Italian poet
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Sonnet

a poem of 14 lines. May follow any rhyme scheme. Two examples of rhyme schemes: a.       Petrarchan rhyme: a b b a a b b a followed by two or three other rhymes in remaining six lines; b.       Elizabethan rhyme: a b a b c d c d e f e f g g
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Sonnet

Son'net noun [ French, from Italian sonetto , from suono a sound, a song, from Latin sonus a sound. See Sound noise.] 1. A short poem, -- usually amatory. [ Obsolete] Shak. « He had a wonderful desire to chant a sonnet or hymn unto Apollo Pythi...
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Sonnet

Son'net intransitive verb To compose sonnets. 'Strains that come almost to sonneting .' Milton.
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sonnet

noun a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
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Sonnet

• (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.
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sonnet

fixed verse form of Italian origin consisting of 14 lines that are typically five-foot iambics rhyming according to a prescribed scheme.[8 related articles]
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Sonnet

HMS Sonnet was a British Bayonet Class boom defence vessel of 530 tons displacement launched in 1939. HMS Sonnet had a top speed of 11.5 knots and was armed with a 3-inch anti-aircraft gun.
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Sonnet

[software] Sonnet is a multilingual spell checker program in KDE Frameworks 5 and KDE Software Compilation 4. Sonnet replaced kspell2 that was created for KDE3. The two main goals for Sonnet`s development were a simpler API, wider language support and performance. Notable improvements in Sonnet over kspell2 are == See also == ...
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sonnet

in the Renaissance, a brief song or lyric of indeterminate rhyme scheme, but also a 14-line poem patterned on forms popularized by Petrarch, Wyatt, Surrey, Spenser, and Shakespeare. Samuel Johnson (1755) glossed his definition, 'It is not very suitable to the English language, and has not been used by any man of eminence since Milton.' • Caud...
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sonnet

A fourteen-line lyric poem. In the Petrarchan form (Italian sonnet) we find two quatrains and two triplets (abba abba cdc dcd), in the Shakespearean or English sonnet the rhyme scheme is usually abab cdcd efef gg (rhyming couplet at the end).
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sonnet

sonnet, poem of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter, restricted to a definite rhyme scheme. There are two prominent types: the Italian, or Petrarchan, sonnet, composed of an octave and a sestet (rhyming abbaabba cdecde), and the Elizabethan, or Shakespearean, sonnet, consisting of three quatrains...
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Sonnet

A sonnet is a fourteen line poem devoted to a single theme. Sonnets were first invented in Italy in the 13th century and were then a form of elegiac verse. They were perfected by Alighieri Dante and Petrarch, the regular or Petrarcan sonnet consisting of fourteen iambic lines of ten or eleven syllables, the first eight or octave generally devoted t...
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sonnet

Genre of 14-line poem of Italian origin introduced to England by English poet Thomas Wyatt in the form used by Italian poet Petrarch and followed by English poets John Milton and William Wordsworth; English playwright and poet William Shakespeare wrote 14-line sonnets consisting of three groups of four lines (quatrains) and two final rh...
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Sonnet

[The Verve song] `Sonnet` is a song by Britpop band The Verve and is featured on their third album, Urban Hymns. It was released 2 March 1998 as the final single from the album (see 1998 in British music). The song has the same instrumental layout as `The Drugs Don`t Work`, consisting of acoustic and electric guitars backed up with a string...
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Sonnet

[disambiguation] The sonnet is a European form of lyric poetry. Sonnet or Sonett may also refer to: ...
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Sonnet

A sonnet is a poetic form which originated in Italy; 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 s...
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Sonnet

A fixed form of lyric poetry that consists of fourteen lines, usually written in iambic pentameter, with a varied rhyme scheme.
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Sonnet

A lyric poem of fourteen lines, usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged according to cert
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Sonnet

In the renaissance, a brief song or lyric of indeterminate rhyme scheme, but also a 14-line poem pat
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