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Sonnet

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Department
English (Arts)
Course
ENGL 345
Professor
Nathalie Cooke
Semester
Fall

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Petrarchan and Shakespearian Sonnet Definition for Petrarchan The Petrarchan sonnet also known as the Italian sonnet is divided into an octave rhyming abbaabba and a sestet normally rhyming cdecde and thus avoids the final couplet found in the English or Shakespearean sonnet The Petrarchan conceit is an exaggerated comparison or striking oxymoron of the kind found in sonnets written under Petrarchs
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