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One difference between the English sonnet and the Italian sonnet is its
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An Italian sonnet is composed of an octet (eight lines - abbaabba) and a sestet (six lines - either abcabc or ababab). The English sonnet comprises three quatrains (four line - abab) and one couplet at the end (two lines - aa). All sonnets have 14 lines.