from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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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- noun A sonnet comprising of three
quatrainswith the latter rhyme part being carried over from one quatrain to the next, and a concluding couplet, therefore comprising a rhyme scheme of abab bcbc cdcd ee.
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- noun a sonnet consisting of three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab bcbd cdcd ee
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Named after Edmund Spenser and associated with his authorship.
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