Shakespearean sonnet

Shakespearean sonnet
a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg
Hypernyms: ↑sonnet

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  • Shakespearean sonnet — n. a sonnet composed of three quatrains, typically with the rhyme scheme abab cdcd efef, and a final couplet with the rhyme gg; English sonnet …   English World dictionary

  • Shakespearean sonnet — noun A sonnet comprising of three quatrains and a final couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme scheme of abab cdcd efef gg. The third type of sonnet. Also known as Elizabethan sonnet and English sonnet …   Wiktionary

  • Shakespearean sonnet — a sonnet form used by Shakespeare and having the rhyme scheme abab, cdcd, efef, gg. Also called English sonnet, Elizabethan sonnet. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • Shakespearean sonnet — /ʃeɪkspɪəriən ˈsɒnət/ (say shaykspearreeuhn sonuht) noun a sonnet composed of three quatrains followed by a couplet, and having the rhyme scheme abab cdcd efef gg; Elizabethan sonnet. Compare Petrarchan sonnet …  

  • Shakespearean sonnet — Shakespear′ean son′net n. lit. a sonnet form used by Shakespeare and having the rhyme scheme abab, cdcd, efef, gg Also called English sonnet • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • Shakespearean sonnet — noun Date: 1903 English sonnet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sonnet 18 — sonnet|18 Shall I compare thee to a summer s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer s lease hath all too short a date; Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his… …   Wikipedia

  • Sonnet 3 — Sonnet|3 Look in thy glass, and tell the face thou viewest Now is the time that face should form another; Whose fresh repair if now thou not renewest, Thou dost beguile the world, unbless some mother. For where is she so fair whose unear d womb… …   Wikipedia

  • sonnet — [sän′it] n. [Fr < It sonnetto < Prov sonet, dim. of son, a sound, song < L sonus, a SOUND1] a poem normally of fourteen lines in any of several fixed verse and rhyme schemes, typically in rhymed iambic pentameter: sonnets… …   English World dictionary

  • Sonnet — The sonnet is one of the poetic forms that can be found in lyric poetry from Europe. The term sonnet derives from the Occitan word sonet and the Italian word sonetto , both meaning little song. By the thirteenth century, it had come to signify a… …   Wikipedia

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