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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry The Sonnet Sonnet Comparison Chart French Verse Kyrielle Sonnet is a sonnet variation of the French stanzaic form Kyrielle. According to Poet's Garret , this verse form has been around since the Middle Ages, 15th century. Like most French verse especially the Lai family of forms, it is syllabic and has a refrain. Unlike the narrative Kyrielle, as a sonnet the piece should be a lyrical meditation. The elements of the Kyrielle Sonnet are: a 14 line poem made up of 3 quatrains and a couplet in that order. syllabic, 8 syllables per line.