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Poem of fourteen lines, arranged in two quatrains and two terzets.
serenade, limerick, lyric, ode, rhyme, verse, chanson, poetry, idyll, poem, ballad, jingle, song, canto, haiku.
epic, blank verse, Shakespearian, cycle, Meredithian, elegy, Miltonic, Elizabethan, epigram, Cummings, free verse, Spenserian, doggerel, ditty, praise, Petrarchan.
Examples of usage:
The essential nature of the sonnet is replete with difficulty, and special embarrassments are encountered in the Italian sonnet.
- "Emerson and Other Essays", John Jay Chapman.
The sonnet, however, was not such an absolute novelty as the ode, having been introduced already by Mellin de Saint
Gelais. - "A Short History of French Literature", George Saintsbury.
Notice the reference in the sonnet to the sense of sight: in his dream he saw.
- "Minor Poems by Milton", John Milton.
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