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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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In the first poem, "Cogitacao", which translates to reflection in English, the main problem is set out in the octave and "resolved" in the sestet:
The poem's sestet opens with Astrophil's asking himself, 'How falls it then, that with so smooth an ease | My thoughts I speak, and what I speak doth flow | In verse, and that my verse best wits doth please?' (9-11).
thy creation did decree") mark the turn to the Petrarchan sestet
(The octave of his "Soul-Sight" is a better example than the sestet; his "The End of the World" is very specific in detail, but it is a special case, being narrative.) Davidman's background in the propagandistic New Masses may have inclined her to a good Drab, but she also has influences from the witty style of John Donne and the clearly written, popular appeals of her early mentor, Stephen Vincent Benet.
In Milton's autobiographical sonnet "On His Blindness," the turn or volta at line 9 (from octave to sestet) is unusual.
In the sestet, the poet places the social problem of Arcadia into a broader context of class difference and human isolation, developing these themes in two tercets: in the first tercet rhyme evokes an image of classes walking in a separate "groove" as they "move" through life; in the second tercet rhyme emphasizes our consequent incapacity to "understand" (109).
The Italian (or Petrarcan) sonnet most commonly has the rhyme scheme ABBA ABBA CDE CDE, and a clear volta between the first eight lines (usually referred to as the octet or two quatrains) and the final six (the sestet, or two tercets).
Petrarchan sonnets are typically composed of an octave (abbaabba) and sestet (cde) rhyme pattern.
Also, Head of the Trade Development Organization of Iran Valiollah Afkhamirad underlined at the time that implementation of the Geneva nuclear deal sealed by Iran and the Sestet of the world powers late in November has provided very good opportunity for the presence of international investors in Iran.
(American Sonnets 1) Embedded within a sonnet that appears visually improvisational and perhaps a bit random are three distinct sections--an opening quatrain, a middle sestet, and a concluding quatrain--that offer discrete takes on the oppressive nature of whiteness.
In the sestet, the image of spring is used not to suggest happiness and childlike joy, but rather to highlight the passage of time and the persistence of a mournful poetic spirit in the landscape despite the verdant external appearances.
In the sestet of the sonnet, Hopkins proposes that each being's representation of only itself is the result of what God intended, writing: "Acts in God's eye what in God's eye he is" (line 11).