the English language as it was between the years 1485 and 1650, featuring slight but noticeable differences from Modern English in spelling, pronunciation, and grammar
a poetic meter comprising five feet, each foot consisting of an unstressed or short syllable followed by a stressed or long syllable, making each line ten syllables long; variations on this meter are common
a four-line, typically rhyming unit of verse
named after its most famous practitioner, this sonnet form comprises three quatrains and a closing couplet written in iambic pentameter with a rhyme scheme of abab cdcd efef gg; also known as the Elizabethan sonnet
a poem of fourteen lines, typically featuring intentional rhyme, regular meter, and a logical structure
Shakespeare’s Sonnets Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Shakespeare’s Sonnets is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.