Shakespearean sonnet

a sonnet form used by Shakespeare and having the rhyme scheme abab, cdcd, efef, gg.
Also called English sonnet, Elizabethan sonnet.

1900–05 Unabridged
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Shakespearean sonnet
Elizabethan sonnet, Also called: English sonnet a sonnet form developed in 16th-century England and employed by Shakespeare, having the rhyme scheme a b a b c d c d e f e f g g

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