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What is the definition of volta? How does the volta change the mood of a poem?

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    Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. As far as poetry is concerned, here is the definition of "volta:"

    The place at which a distinct turn of thought occurs. The term is most commonly used for the characteristic transition point in a sonnet, as between the octave and sestet of a Petrarchan sonnet.

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