a

verse form of 14 lines in iambic
pentameter with rhymes arranged
according to a fixed scheme
 use

of language to create mental images
and sensory impressions; can be used for
emotional effect and to intensify the ...
 figurative

language that makes
comparisons in unexpected ways with the
purpose of showing similarities in process
or st...
 language

not intended to be taken literally
but layered with meaning through the use
of imagery, metaphors, and other l...
a

commonly used metric line where each
line of a poem is made up of 10 syllables;
the syllables are counted in pairs as
...
a

sonnet where the first 12 lines are
divided into 3 quatrains (sets of 4 lines)
which set up a theme or problem that is...
 the

pattern of rhyming lines; for
Shakespearean sonnets it is ABAB CDCD
EFEF GG
Sonnet Vocabulary
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Sonnet Vocabulary

  1. 1. a verse form of 14 lines in iambic pentameter with rhymes arranged according to a fixed scheme
  2. 2.  use of language to create mental images and sensory impressions; can be used for emotional effect and to intensify the impact on the reader
  3. 3.  figurative language that makes comparisons in unexpected ways with the purpose of showing similarities in process or structure
  4. 4.  language not intended to be taken literally but layered with meaning through the use of imagery, metaphors, and other literary devices
  5. 5. a commonly used metric line where each line of a poem is made up of 10 syllables; the syllables are counted in pairs as iambs/feet and follow the pattern unstressed/stressed
  6. 6. a sonnet where the first 12 lines are divided into 3 quatrains (sets of 4 lines) which set up a theme or problem that is resolved in the last 2 lines which are a rhyming couplet
  7. 7.  the pattern of rhyming lines; for Shakespearean sonnets it is ABAB CDCD EFEF GG

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