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Subject - Sonnets
The sonnet is a frequently used poetic form, defined as a 14 line verse typically of five-foot iambics. There are a few standard rhyming schemes that have been used over the centuries:
Italian: ABBAABBA CDCDCD
English: ABAB CDCD EFEF GG
Spenserian: ABAB BCBC CDCD EE
Italian Variation: ABABABAB CDCDEE
Within that form poets have found great freedom to present all manner of subjects and moods. Poets' Corner hosts many excellect ones. Some well known ones are noted here, along with many collections comprised solely of sonnets. The rhyming scheme of some sonnets is noted below in brackets.
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