A Shakespearean sonnet.
An example of a Shakespearean sonnet is one of Shakespeare's love sonnets.
(plural Shakespearean sonnets)
- A sonnet comprising of three quatrains and a final couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme scheme of abab cdcd efef gg.
Named after William Shakespeare (1564-1616). This type of sonnet is strongly associated with Shakespeare's authorship.