is a fourteen line poem. The Italian or Petrarchan has two stanzas: the first of eight lines is called octave and has the rhyme-scheme abba abba; the second of six lines is called the sestet and has the rhyme cdecde or cdcdcd. The Spenserian sonnet, developed by Edmund Spenser, has three quatrains and a heroic couplet, in iambic pentameter with rhymes ababbcbccdcdee. The English sonnet, developed by Shakespeare, has three quatrains and a heroic couplet, in iambic pentameter with rhymes ababcdcdefefgg.
there are two kinds of sonnets, both poems of 14 lines : the English (or Shakespearean) sonnet, consisting of three quatrains and a couplet, and the Italian (or Petrarchan), consisting of an octave (two quatrains) and sestet (two tercets)
a traditional poetic form comprised of fourteen lines of iambic pentameter. See Robert Frost's " Design" for an example of an Italian sonnet and William Shakespeare's " Sonnet 73" for an example of an English sonnet.
A formal composition derived from Sicilian poetry having an octave (8-line stanza) and a sestet (6-line stanza). Dante and Petrarch are the most noteworthy practitioners of the Italian sonnet form. In the Tudor period, English poets revised the Italian form into a sonnet consisting of three quatrains (4-line stanzas) and a couplet. Sidney and Shakespeare are the most noteworthy practitioners of this English form.
A fourteen-line lyric poem, usually written in rhymed iambic pentameter (in lines of ten syllables with a stress on every other syllable). Sonnets vary in structure and rhyme scheme, but are generally of two types: the Petrarchan, or Italian, sonnet and the Shakespearean, or English sonnet. Sonnets usually attempt to express a singles theme or idea.
A lyric poem that is 14 lines long. Italian (or Petrarchan) sonnets are divided into two quatrains and a six-line "sestet," with the rhyme scheme abba abba cdecde (or cdcdcd). English (or Shakespearean) sonnets are composed of three quatrains and a final couplet, with a rhyme scheme of abab cdcd efef gg. English sonnets are written generally in iambic pentameter.
There are two main camps of sonnets -- the Italian, and the English (the Shakespearean being a form of English, so far as I can tell). Here's two links: Advice on writing a Sonnet"Rules" on writing a sonnet
a poem in 14 lines of pentameter, rhymed either in the Petrarchan (Italian) pattern abba abba cdcdcd or in the Shakespearean (English) pattern abab cdcd efef gg; a sonnet should develop an idea or sentiment through two successive stages.
A fourteen-line lyric poem consisting of an eight-line unit (the octave) and a six-line unit (the sestet). Sonnets were written in two basic types: the Petrarchan sonnet rhyming abba abba in the octave and variably in the sestet (sometimes with a concluding couplet, sometimes not); and the English or Shakespearean sonnet, rhyming abab cdcd efef gg. Both Petrarchan and Shakespearean sonnets often have a turn, whereby the sentiments established in the early part of the sonnet begin to shift, often heralded with a word such as "but." Sonnets during the Renaissance or early modern period often were written in cycles. Sonnet cycles were so-called because they contained several themes or issues that the sonnet writer returned to frequently. Shakespeare, in his cycle of 154 poems, wrote on the pleasures and pains of love, the difficulties of friendship, and the immortality of poetry.
A form of poem consisting of a single stanza with 14 lines, sectioned and rhymed in a particular style. The ones above are in the form of the Italian or Petrarchan sonnet, which are divided into two parts of 8 (octave) and 6 lines (sestet), each with its own rhyme scheme (eg. abab abab cdc dcd).
a fourteen line poem rhyming most often in one of two major patterns. A Shakespearean sonnet rhymes ABABCDCDEFEFGG and develops its them in three stages of four lines called quatrains. A Petrarchan sonnet rhymes ABBABBACDECDE and develops its main idea in one eight line state (octave) and one six line stage (sestet).
a lyric form consisting of fourteen lines of iambic pentameter (usually divided into an eight-line octave and a six-line sestet) and exhibiting a regular rhyme scheme. Example: Bryant's "Sonnet--To an American Painter Departing for Europe."
The term "sonnet" derives from the ProvenÃ§al word "sonet" and the Italian word "sonetto," both meaning "little song." By the thirteenth century, it had come to signify a poem of fourteen lines that follows a strict rhyme scheme and logical structure. The conventions associated with the sonnet have evolved over its history.
"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 section which is mainly made up of violins.