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F0r the longest time, a sonnet was expected to conform to a specific rhyme scheme and meter. The most common type of sonnet among poets writing in English is the Elizabethan sonnet or Shakespearean sonnet.
The Shakespearean sonnet is comprised of three quatrains and an ending couplet. It is written on Iambic Pentameter and follows rhyme scheme of a-b-a-b -c-d-c-d- e-f-e-f- g-g.
Many contemporary poets have written sonnets in blank verse.
An example of a Shakespearean sonnet.
An example of a sestina.
An example of a villanelle.