Shakespeare made this form of poetry one of the most famous in English. No one knows whether he followed the traditional structure or because he was not able to follow it, created his own type of poem, which replaced the original sonnet. As like any other traditional form of English poetry, this is not an English invention, but this time, copied from Italian. This sort of poem contains fourteen lines, a total of three stanzas of four lines and one stanza of two lines. Each line should contain exactly twelve syllables and stress should be on even syllables(2,4,6,8,10) always. The rhyming sequence is
ABAB
CDCD
EFEF
GG

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