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- n. Plural form of sestet.
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It is written in sestets of iambic tetrameter and trimeter.
And yet, most poetry still depends on literary forms with exacting requirements, such as haikus, sestets and sonnets.
Here, it is in three sestets and an separate couplet; the effect is that of an expanded sonnet.
In the Shakespearean sonnet, the sestets describe a problem or situation that is repeated in each sestet with some variation; the remaining couplet offers a summary, usually with a turn of thought. "