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Redondilla Sonnet


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The Redondilla, Sonondilla, Napoleonic and the Sardine Sonnet are all the same invented sonnet form attributed to the American poet The Dread Poet Robert found at Poetry Base and a few other sites around the internet. It is named for the Redondilla because of the use of the Redondilla quatrain and I suppose it is called the Sardine because the rhyme scheme gives a packed feeling. The other names, I haven't a clue where they came from.  The defining feature of this sonnet is the rhyme pattern and shortened meter.

The elements of the Redondilla Sonnet are:

  1. a quatorzain made up of 2 Redondilla quatrains followed by an envelope sestet.
  2. syllabic, in keeping with the Redondilla, the lines are 8 syllables each. However the 8 syllables could also be interpreted as iambic tetrameter.
  3. rhymed, rhyme scheme either abba abba ccddcc or abba cddc eeffee.

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