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What is a couplet?

A pair of rhyming lines written in the same meter

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What is a quatrain?

A four line stanza

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What is rhyme scheme?

The regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem or stanza

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What is pastoral?

Literary works that deal with the pleasures of a simple rural life or with escape to a simpler place and time

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What is a speaker?

The imaginary voice assumed by the writer of the poem; the character who "says" the poem

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What is syntax?

The way words are organized

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What is a sonnet sequence?

A series or group of sonnets, most often written to or about a beloved

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What is a Petrarchan sonnet?

Abba abba cdecde

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What is a Spenserian sonnet?

Abab bcbc cdcd ee

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What is a Shakespearean sonnet?

Abab cdcd efef gg