My Mistress Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun Rhyme Scheme

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The poem I selected was “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” written by William Shakespeare. The form of this poem is a sonnet, which consists of fourteen lines and its rhythm is iambic pentameter. This means each line of the sonnet features five feet which consist of one stressed and one unstressed syllable. For example, in line 2 of the poem: "Coral | is far | more red | than her | lips' red". This poem is specifically written in true English sonnet or "Shakespearean sonnet" form because it contains three quatrains (four-line stanzas) and a heroic couplet (two lines that rhyme) at the end. Each stanza features an alternating rhyme scheme which leaves the rhyme scheme of the whole poem: abab, cdcd, efef, gg.

I think the form, rhythm,
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