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WHAT IS A SONNET?
Sonnet FormA sonnet has 14 lines.A sonnet must be written in iambic pentameterA sonnet must follow a specific rhyme scheme, depending on the type of sonnet.
Sonnet FormA sonnet can be about any subject, though they are often about love or nature.A sonnet introduces a problem or question in the beginning, and a resolution is offered after the turn.
Iambic PentameterA line of Iambic Pentameter is a line with ten beats.An “Iamb” is two beats, or one “foot.”“Penta” is five (line has five “feet”).
Iambic Pentameter“Meter” is the rhythm of the poem.A “foot” is made of an unstressed syllable and a stressed syllable (in that order).
TYPES OF SONNET
English SonnetAn English Sonnet is also called a Shakespearean Sonnet.It includes three quatrains (groups of four lines) and a couplet(two lines).
English Sonnet
Italian SonnetAn Italian Sonnet is also called a Petrarchan Sonnet.

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