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Purpose of the sestet
To answer the question or give a solution to a problem
Number of lines in a couplet
two
Number of lines in a sestet
six
Most famous English sonnet writer
Shakespeare
Rhyme scheme of the sonnet
iambic pentameter
Divisions of the Italian sonnet
one octave and one sestet
Number of lines in an octave
eight
Purpose of the couplet
To make a final comment on the problem or situation
Two countries associated with sonnets
England and Italy
Contains 14 lines
Sonnett
Purpose of the octave
To set up a problem or ask an extended question
Divisions of the English Sonnet
three quatrains and one couplet
Number of lines in a quatrain
four
Most famous Italian sonnet writer.
Petrarch
Purpose of the quatrains
To show three aspects of a problem or situation
What is iambic pentameter?
A line containing five sets of two syllables (10 total syllables) where the first of each set is unaccented while the second is accented...example: How do/ I love/ thee let/ me count/ the ways