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sonnet
used in The Lovely Bones

5 uses
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Definition
a poem consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
  • He had put me in the waxy cloth sack and thrown in the shaving cream and razor from the mud ledge, his book of sonnets, and finally the bloody knife.
    Chapter Four (16% in)
  • The sonnets and the knife, at least, he saved.
    Chapter Four (17% in)
  • Mrs. McBride had told them to find a sonnet they'd like to write a paper on, but as he read the lines of those available to him in his Norton Anthology he kept drifting back to the moment he wished he could take back and do over again.
    Chapter Thirteen (95% in)
  • But she talked too much about her son and insisted on reading him poems from a book of sonnets.
    Chapter Fourteen (62% in)
  • The book of sonnets he had buried earlier that summer in the woods of Valley Forge Park, shedding evidence slowly as he always did; now, he had to hope, not too slowly.
    Chapter Fifteen (38% in)

There are no more uses of "sonnet" in The Lovely Bones.

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