English sonnets typically adhere to iambic pentameter more strictly than Italian sonnets. Second quatrain: Theme and metaphor extended or complicated; often, some imaginative example is given.
From there, two other versions evolved: Miltonic sonnets and Spenserian sonnets. Sometimes the sun is too hot, and its golden face is often dimmed by clouds.
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No matter how you're savoring sonnets, one way you can spot them is through the 14 line format. Giacomo da Lentini is attributed as the inventor of this form of poetry, even though they're named after Francesco Petrarca commonly referred to simply as Petrarchone of the most revered Italian poets.
The rhyme scheme for the whole poem is abab cdcd efef gg.
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