sonnet

Part of speech: noun

A poem of fourteen lines; any short song or poem.

Part of speech: verb

Sonneteer.

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Usage examples "sonnet":

  1. As he was writing his ode, I composed a sonnet on the same subject, and, expressing his admiration for it he begged me to sign it, and to allow him to send it with his poetry. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. Sonnet upon heavenly love; A pencil drawing of Saint Peter. - "The Vicar of Wrexhill", Mrs [Frances] Trollope.
  3. Now all the world knows that the sonnet itself would require fourteen lines; but take fourteen from twelve, and there remains very little, I fear; besides which, I am afraid two of my twelve are already exhausted. - "Biographical Essays", Thomas de Quincey.