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See Petrarchan sonnet.
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) another term for Petrarchan sonnet
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a sonnet form, popularized by Petrarch, consisting of an octave rhyming abbaabba, and a sestet usu. rhyming cdecde or cdcdcd.Also called Italian sonnet.
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|Noun||1.||Italian sonnet - a sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba, followed by a sestet with the rhyme pattern cdecde or cdcdcd|
sonnet - a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
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