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The Double Sonnet

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The Sonnet
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The Double Sonnet from the many sources I've researched can take on at least one of three sonnet forms.

  1. The Double Sonnet can be 1 poem made up of 2 sonnets. Given this description, the poem could employ a Sicilian Sonnet and a Shakespearean Sonnet or whatever variable combination of sonnets the poet chooses.       
  2. The Double Sonnet can be a poem in which the sonnet rhyme scheme is doubled. This description would mean that the poem is made up of 2 sonnets of the same variation and rhyme scheme, such as 2 Wordsworth sonnets or 2 Terza Rima sonnets.
  3. The Double Sonnet can be a poem that doubles the sonnet octave and then doubles the sonnet sestet. This seems to be more like one sonnet doubled in size than 2 individual sonnets stuck together by proximity and theme. In this scenario there would be only one turn or pivot which I assume would occur near the end of the 2nd octave or during the 1st sestet.

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