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English Sonnet

-AKA Shakespearean sonnet
-Sonnet divided into three four-line units or quatrains followed by a concluding two-line unit or couplet

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Petrarchan Sonnet

-AKA Italian sonnet
-Divided into two parts: 8th line octave with rhyme scheme abbaabba and a six-line sestet with rhyme scheme ceded or cdcdcd

3

Volta

-Turn in thought (common to Italian sonnets)
-Appears after 8th line

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Sestet

-A poem or stanza of six lines

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Octave

-AKA octet
-First eight lines of Petrarchan sonnet

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Conceit

Fanciful and elaborate figure of speech that makes connection between two dissimilar things

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Quatrain

-Stanza consisting of four lines which may follow variety of rhyme schemes

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Apostrophe

-Figure of speech in which a person not present or personified abstraction is addressed

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Oxymoron

-Greek for "pointedly foolish"
-Figure of speech consisting of two apparently contradictory terms which express startling paradox

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Scansion

Analysis of metrical patterns of verse