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Sonnet 133
Sonnet 133
by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 133: What Do You Get When You Cross Three Quatrains with a Rhymed Couplet? Quiz

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Q. A line of iambic pentameter sounds like what?


a freight train
a series of five heartbeats
a snoring dog
someone having an asthma attack
Q. How many quatrains are in a typical Shakespearean sonnet?


1
2
3
4
Q. What's a "turn" or a "volta"?


the first four lines of a sonnet
a sudden and dramatic shift in the sonnet
the last two lines that rhyme
when Shakespeare gets bored and orders take-out instead of finishing the sonnet
Q. What's this sonnet's rhyme scheme?


AABBCCDDEEFFGG
ABABCDCDEFEFGG
AAAABBBBCCCCDD
ABABABABABABCC
Q. Which of the following statements is true of the Shakespearean Sonnet form?


it was invented by Shakespeare
it's also called an Elizabethan Sonnet
it usually has 12 quatrains and a rhymed couplet
it never rhymes

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