English Sonnet

Entertainment / Literature / English Sonnet: Another term for a Shakespearean sonnet. See discussion under sonnet, or click here to download a PDF handout.


Entertainment / Literature / Sonnet: A lyric poem of fourteen lines, usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged according to certain definite patterns. It usually expresses a single, complete idea or thought with a reversal, twis MORE

Sonnet Cycle

Entertainment / Literature / Sonnet Cycle: Another term for a sonnet sequence. See discussion below. MORE

Sonnet Redoublé

Life Style / Poetry / Sonnet Redoublé: Fifteen sonnets, of which the last consists of all the repeated lines linking the other fourteen sonnets, in the same order in which they have appeared. MORE

Reverse Sonnet

Life Style / Poetry / Reverse Sonnet: A comic form invented in wilfred owens' sonnet 'hand trembling towards hand,' which starts with the couplet rather than ending with it. MORE

Petrachan Sonnet

Life Style / Poetry / Petrachan Sonnet: A fourteen-line poem with two sections, an octave (eight-line stanza rhyming abbaabba), and a sestet (six-line-stanza rhyming cdcdcd or cdecde). Examples are john milton's 'when i consider how my ligh MORE

Oxford English Dictionary

Entertainment / Literature / Oxford English Dictionary: This fat, twelve+ volume work functions as an historical dictionary of English. It is generally considered the most authoritative and scholarly dictionary of English available--with nearly 300,000 wor MORE