# What is a sestet?

A stanza with six lines, better known as the last six lines of an Italian sonnet.
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# What is a sestet stanza?

  A sestet is a poem or stanza of six lines or the final six lines of a Petrarchan sonnet.
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# What is an example of a sestet?

A sestet is the second part in an Italian sonnet that is six lines  long. An example of a sestet in the sonnet "Soleasi Nel Mio Cor" by  Petrarch starts with the line "They (MORE)

# What is true about shakespeareans sonnets do they have to two section one with eight lines called octave and one with six lines called the sestet?

  The eight line octave followed by a six line sestet is usually characteristic of a Petrarchan Sonnet. The Shakespearean sonnet is nearly always organised as four quatrai (MORE)
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# What was the relationship of the sestet and the octave in a petrarchan sonnet?

  In a standard Petrarchan sonnet the first eight lines form the octave - typically riming ABBAABBA. The next six lines form the sestet. There is more freedom of riming in (MORE)

# A sestet has how many lines?

assuming you are writing a Shakespearian sonnet, the sestet has 6 lines. think of it like this: sestet, ses, seis seis is 6 in spanish, thats how i remember it

# What is the definition of a sestet?

A sestet is the name given to the second division of a Sonnet which must consist of an octave, of eight lines, succeeded by a sestet, of six lines.

# Why does a sonnet need a sestet?

The division into Octave and Sestet mainly applies to Petrarchan sonnets. In a Shakespearean sonnet the sestet is less important (sometimes not important at all). The Petrac (MORE)