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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
  • 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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