Tuesday, December 9, 2008


· 14 lines of iambic pentameter
da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM

· Sonnets concerned with universal questions of time, death, beauty, love, moral integrity and poetry itself

· Three quatrains (4-line stanza) and a heroic couplet (2 rhyming lines)
· Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef gg

· Octave (8-line stanza) and sestet (6-line stanza)
· Volta—the shift from octave to sestet with a dramatic change in meaning and/or tone
· Rhyme scheme: abbaabba cdecde
· can change sestet’s rhyme scheme to create a concluding heroic couplet

No comments: