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- n. A sonnet comprising of three quatrains and a final couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme scheme of abab cdcd efef gg.
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- n. a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg
Named after William Shakespeare (1564-1616). This type of sonnet is strongly associated with Shakespeare's authorship. (Wiktionary)