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noun 
  1. A sonnet comprising of three quatrains and a final couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme scheme of abab cdcd efef gg. The third type of sonnet. Also known as Elizabethan sonnet and English sonnet.
Etymology: Named after William Shakespeare (1564-1616). This type of sonnet is strongly associated with Shakespeare's authorship.


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