Shakespearean sonnet

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Etymology[edit]

Named after William Shakespeare (1564-1616). This type of sonnet is strongly associated with Shakespeare's authorship.

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Shakespearean sonnet (plural Shakespearean sonnets)

  1. A sonnet comprising of three quatrains and a final couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme scheme of abab cdcd efef gg.

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