English Sonnet: Definition, Rhyme Scheme, Structure & Examples


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How many quatrains appear in an English sonnet?

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1. Which of the following describes the way ideas are presented in the English sonnet?

2. What is another name for the English sonnet?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will gauge your understanding of the rhyme scheme and structure of the English sonnet. To pass the test, you will need to know the way ideas are presented in an English sonnet, the most famous author of English sonnets, and characteristics of an English sonnet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be tested on the following:

  • Number of quatrains in an English sonnet
  • The structure of ideas in an English sonnet
  • Another name for an English sonnet
  • The most famous writer of English sonnets
  • Characteristics of an English sonnet

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on English sonnets
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as quatrain and Shakespearean sonnet
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the rhyme scheme and structure of English sonnets

Additional Learning

To learn more about this form of poetry, review the corresponding lesson on English Sonnet Rhyme Scheme & Structure. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the difference between an English sonnet and an Italian sonnet
  • Examine the structure of an English sonnet
  • Review an example of an English sonnet