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The Alfred Dorn sonnet

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The Alfred Dorn sonnet is a verse form created for a "Formalist" sonnet contest running since 1980. The contest rules required the applicants to create a new sonnet form. The winning sonnet form is named for the poet who created it, in this case, American poet, Alfred Dorn.

The elements of the Alfred Dorn Sonnet are:

  1. the quatorzain is made up of an Italian Sestet and a Sicilian Sestet bridged by a rhymed couplet.
  2. metered, iambic pentameter.
  3. rhymed, abcabc dd aeaeae (note "a" is a linking rhyme between the 2 sestets)

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