Petrarchan sonnet

Petrarchan sonnet

noun
a sonnet form popularized by Petrarch, consisting of an octave with the rhyme scheme abbaabba and of a sestet with one of several rhyme schemes, as cdecde or cdcdcd.
Also called Italian sonnet.


Origin:
1905–10

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Petrarchan sonnet
 
n
Also called: Italian sonnet a sonnet form associated with the poet Petrarch, having an octave rhyming a b b a a b b a and a sestet rhyming either c d e c d e or c d c d c d

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