Shakespearean sonnet

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Named after English playwright and poet William Shakespeare (1564–1616) and strongly associated with his authorship.

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Shakespearean sonnet (plural Shakespearean sonnets)

  1. (poetry) 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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