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sonnet

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Definition a poem consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
  • I like the sonnet that begins, "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"
sonnet = poem of a particular form
  • Romeo and Juliet opens with a sonnet.
  • sonnet = poem of a particular form
  • Shakespeare published 154 sonnets.
  • sonnets = poems of a particular form
  • You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • sonnet = a form of poetry
  • Okay, check out Sonnet Fifty-four. I think you'll like it.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • sonnet = a poem consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
  • Our next workshop, no one understood what my sublimated love sonnet was all about, but Rudy's brought down the house.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • sonnet = a poem consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
  • You mean you're comparing our lives to a sonnet?
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • sonnet = a form of poetry consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
  • And if the poet does not do it exactly this way, it is not a sonnet, is it?
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • sonnet = a form of poetry consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
  • In your language you have a form of poetry called the sonnet.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • sonnet = a form of poetry consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
  • Will you then write me a sonnet in praise of my beauty?
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • Gentle lovemaking, set to romantic sonnets.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • A sonnet I could have handled.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • —Ever his wit and not her eyes, ever his art and not her hair: "Who'd learn a trick in rhyme, be wise and pause before his sonnet there"....
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • The little songs and the sonnets have a meaning for me as fresh and wonderful as the dramas.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • But he never succeeded in getting a rhyme for the second verse; and at last ended by copying a sonnet in a "Keepsake."
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • And yet they seem alive and quivering Against my tremulous hands which loose the string...... ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING, Sonnets from the Portuguese, 1850.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • And everyone who read Sonnets of a Sorcerer spoke in limericks for the rest of their lives.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • If it please the eye of one, it is with me as the very true sonnet is: 'Please one and please all.'
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • And then there it was, suddenly entire; she held it in her hands, beautiful and reasonable, clear and complete, here—the sonnet.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • But the decision was correct, and the unanimity of the judges had its justification in the excellence of the sonnet.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera

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