There are three types of sonnet in terms of rhyme scheme. They are Petrarchan sonnets, Shakespearian sonnets and Spenserian sonnets. Petrarchan sonnets is named after an Italian poet Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374). His sonnets are divided in two stanza. They are octave and sestet. He has written in rhyme scheme of ABBAABBA CDECDE. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is the father of the English sonnet. Shakespearian sonnets is named after him. He has used three quatrains and a caplet. He has used rhyme scheme of ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. Spencerian sonnets are named after Edmund Spenser (1553-1599). He has also divided his sonnets in three quatrain and a caplet. He has used rhyme scheme of ABAB BCBC CDCD EE.

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Farhan Ishrak Fahim

Farhan Ishrak Fahim

I have completed BA in English. I write about literature, language and technology.