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A sonnet form composed of three quatrains and a couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme scheme abab bcbc cdcd ee.
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(Poetry) prosody a sonnet form used by the poet Spenser having the rhyme scheme a b a b b c b c c d c d e e
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|Noun||1.||Spenserian sonnet - a sonnet consisting of three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab bcbd cdcd ee|
sonnet - a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
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