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Sonnets. Sonnets. All Sonnets have 14 lines Written in iambic pentameter. Iambic Pentameter. A metrical line using short and long syllables to create rhythm. Iamb means the use of a short syllable followed by a long syllable – called “feet”

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Sonnets

Sonnets


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Sonnets

  • All Sonnets have 14 lines

  • Written in iambic pentameter


Iambic pentameter

Iambic Pentameter

  • A metrical line using short and long syllables to create rhythm.

    • Iamb means the use of a short syllable followed by a long syllable – called “feet”

    • Pentameter means there are five “feet” in the line

      • u / u / u / u / u /

      • Da Dum/ Da Dum/ Da Dum/ Da Dum/ Da Dum

    • u / u / u / u / u /

    • Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?


Petrarchan italian

Petrarchan (Italian)

  • First 8 lines = octet – abba abba cde cde

    • (sometimes abab abab ccddee)

    • Asks a question

  • Next 6 lines = sestet

    • Responds to the question

  • Ideas in the poem

    • Ideal woman that can’t be obtained.

    • Hyperbole


Shakespearean english

Shakespearean (English)

  • Three quatrains and a couplet

  • Rhyme Scheme: abab cdcd efef gg

  • Renaissance time period


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