Sonnet Types.  Italian/Petrarchan  English/Shakespearean  Spenserian.

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<p>Renaissance Poetry</p> <p>Renaissance PoetrySonnet Types</p> <p>Sonnet TypesItalian/Petrarchan English/ShakespeareanSpenserianItalian/Petrarchan SonnetThis sonnet type is named after the Italian poet, Francesco Petrarch.Many of his sonnets are about unrequited love, a common topic for sonnets that follow this form.</p> <p>Italian/Petrarchan Sonnet14 linesIambic pentameterOrganized into two parts: octave (8) and sestet (6)Rhyme scheme is abba abba cde cdeOctave: presents a problem or situationSestet: problem is resolved or intensifiedTurn (volta) is usually at line 9A volta is a shift in focus or thought (the switch from problem to resolution)</p> <p>English/Shakespearean SonnetShakespeare was the master of this sonnet form.The English form allows for a more detailed development of the question or problem with a quick summary and solution attached to the end.</p> <p>English/Shakespearean Sonnet14 linesIambic pentameterOrganized into three quatrains (4 lines) and a couplet (2 lines)Rhyme scheme is abab cdcd efef ggVolta (turn) is usually at line 9 or 13</p> <p>Spenserian SonnetCreated by Edmund SpenserSimilar to Shakespeares versionInterlocking rhyme scheme is the only differenceFinal couplet is used to make a key point or comment</p> <p>Spenserian Sonnet14 linesIambic pentameterOrganized into three quatrains (4 lines) and a couplet (2 lines)Rhyme scheme is abab bcbc cdcd ee**Notice how the rhyme is interlocking**</p>

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