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sestet

1. Prosody the last six lines of a Petrarchan sonnet
2. Prosody any six-line stanza
3. another word for sextet
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One of Clare's deftest jeux d'esprit, "Sonnet after the manner of XXXXX" parodies the simultaneously visionary and pedestrian aspects of Wordsworth's poetic persona in the oppositional shape of a sonnet where Shakespearean quatrains bleed into a sestet whose rhymes are deliberately, comically bland:
Addison is quite right, of course, to single this stanza out as an example of concord between poetic segmentation (the shift from sestet to couplet), and narrative segmentation (the shift between the Samians' voice and perspective and those of the ironising narrator).
To the River Otter," for example, starts conventionally in the first quatrain--abba--but it creates unexpected interlocking rhymes between the second quatrain and the sestet and also ends the second quatrain of the octave without completing the a rhyme in line 5: abba acdc dcdece.
The poetic intensification also progresses within the sestet when the poet heightens the "ich ruhme" of the first tercet to the "Mehr aber ruhm' ich" of the second tercet.
This sestet is a place where sight is transformed into imagination.
This poem establishes a structure that many poems in the sequence adhere to: the octave presents an ideal of the present moment followed by a sestet that reminds both mother and reader of the disappointment of the future, confirming that the present passes.
Unlike Shakespeare, Milton maintained the more demanding Italian rhyme scheme with its octave (ABBAABBA), sestet (CDECDE, or variations upon this), and emphasis upon the volta, though he would go on to liberate the placement of the volta to turn more freely with the thought, sometimes even against the form.
More emphatic rhymes mark the sestet, 'which', 'much', 'inclined', and 'mind', but the last rhyme significantly misses such emphasis, pairing 'Gortin' with 'importance' (a rhyme in the manner of the Gaelic mode of which Kavanagh is so often critical).
7) The turn from octave to sestet marks the sonnet's acknowledgement of the limitations of a laissez-faire politics and asserts the importance of inalienable rights: 'But little do or can the best of us: / That little is achieved through Liberty.
The true subject of its sestet quoted earlier is not the mystical act of the human soul's merging with Christ, as it seems at first sight, but rather the dialectics of the moral life, which is based on the gradual perfection of human nature toward Christ.
The highly sentimental work of 182 lines consists of thirteen sonnets, all in the strict Italian form of an octave (abbaabba) and a sestet (cdcdcd).
Don has a problem with the octet's first quatrain, Ron has a problem with the second quatrain, Jack and Jim have a problem with the first quatrain of the sestet, and I think we all have a problem with the final couplet.