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- n. A sonnet comprising of an octet and a closing sestet, following the rhyme scheme of either abba abba cde cde or abba abba cd cd cd or abba abba cce dde or abba abba cdd cee.
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- n. a sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba, followed by a sestet with the rhyme pattern cdecde or cdcdcd
Named after Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374), an Italian scholar, poet, and humanist. (Wiktionary)