Definition of Elizabethan sonnet

1. Noun. A sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg.

Exact synonyms: English Sonnet, Shakespearean Sonnet
Generic synonyms: Sonnet

Definition of Elizabethan sonnet

1. Noun. A Shakespearean sonnet ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elizabethan Sonnet

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Elizabeth Haldane
Elizabeth I
Elizabeth II
Elizabeth Merriwether Gilmer
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody
Elizabeth Peabody
Elizabeth River
Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane
Elizabeth Seaman
Elizabeth Seton
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabethan English
Elizabethan age
Elizabethan sonnet (current term)
Elizabethan sonnets
Ella Fitzgerald
Ellen Price Wood

Literary usage of Elizabethan sonnet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Literature During the Lifetime of Shakespeare by Felix Emmanuel Schelling (1910)
"Elizabethan sonnet sequences fall naturally into certain well-defined groups. The majority are devoted to the celebration of the passion of love: some, ..."

2. Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical and by David Patrick, Robert Chambers (1901)
"The Elizabethan sonnet-Cycles. The sonnet is a species of lyrical poetry which the world owes to the instinct of the Italians for delicate and harmonious ..."

3. The French Influence in English Literature from the Accession of Elizabeth by Alfred Horatio Upham (1908)
"CHAPTER III THE Elizabethan sonnet IN the list of new genres prescribed for French poets in the manifesto of the ..."

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