Shakespearean Sonnet Petrarchan Sonnet What’s the difference?

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<p>Shakespearean Sonnet Petrarchan Sonnet Whats the difference?</p> <p>Shakespearean SonnetPetrarchan SonnetWhats the difference?</p> <p>What they have in common14 linesStrict rhyme scheme.Specific structure.Each line containing ten syllables and written in iambic pentameter, in which a pattern of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable is repeated five times.</p> <p>Shakespearean SonnetAlso called Elizabethan Sonnet.The Shakespearean sonnet is broken down into 3 quatrains and 1 couplet. The ending couplet of a Shakespearean sonnet usually reverses the tone or message of the previous quatrains.Rhyme scheme: ABAB-CDCD-EFEF-GGPetrarchan SonnetAlso called the Italian Sonnet.The Italian commonly is made up of two quatrains (or octave), followed by two tercets (or sestet). Thematically, an Italian sonnet most often relates a conflict (whether physical or spiritual) in the first octave, and comes to a solution in the sestet.Typically, the ninth line creates what is called the "turn" or "volta," which signals the move from proposition to resolution. The Italian sonnet has a more complex frame work, and has more variations. The two quatrains usually runs: ABBA-ABBA, or ABAB-BABA, while the second half was either devided into a sestet of CDC-CDC, or a two tercets of CDE-CDE. </p>

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