# Number the fourteen lines of the sonnet draw a thick

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Number the fourteen lines of the sonnet. Draw a thick line separating the first eight lines (octave) from the last six lines (sestet). 2. Draw a broken line separating the octave into two sets of four lines (quatrains). The rhyme scheme of the octave follows the pattern abba/abba. Underline the last word in each line and annotate it “a” or “b.” - What words create the “a” rhyme sound? - What words create the “b” rhyme sound? 3. The rhyme scheme of the sestet follows one of three patterns: 1) cddcdd; 2) cdecde; 3) cdcdcd. Underline the last word in each line and label it c, d, or e. - Which rhyme pattern did you find? - What words create the “c” rhyme sound? - What words create the “d” rhyme sound?
Analyzing and Writing Renaissance Sonnets Recovering the Golden Age: Activities ANALYZE A SONNET Analyze the meaning Each section of the sonnet has a specific purpose. The first quatrain introduces a situation that causes doubt or conflict for the speaker; the second quatrain develops these issues further. 1. What situation is set up in the first quatrain? 2. Is this idea developed further in second quatrain? If so, how? 3. The first part of the sestet is known as the volta (turn) and introduces a pronounced change in tone from the octave. Describe the volta in this poem: 4. The sestet as a whole comments on the problem or applies a solution. What solution or resolution is offered in the sestet?