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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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sonnetson‧net /ˈsɒnɪt $ ˈsɑː-/ noun [countable]  ALa poem with 14 lines which rhyme with each other in a fixed pattern Shakespeare’s sonnets
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sonnetI was in my night-gown already, doing our assignment, a love poem in the form of a sonnet.Through the Blue Mountain College home page we can zip a personalized Shakespearean sonnet, 116, to a friend.If that friend has Netscape animation, the sonnet will do a wavy dance.Astrophil has been trying in the sonnet to proceed by imitation and been singularly unsuccessful in doing so.The fourth section returns both to the closed form of the sonnet, and to the more subjective atmosphere of former days.The sonnets to the Friend, by contrast, elicit warmth in us by the warmth that they contain.The last point I would wish to make about this sonnet is one of rhythm and structure.
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