Poetry
William Shakespeare
Sonnet

What meter is used most often in a Shakespearean sonnet?

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August 28, 2009 3:00AM

The most normal linelength for a sonnet - in almost all the countries where they are found - is the standard Heroic linelength for that country.

In France sonnets are written mainly in Alexandrines, in Italy in Hendecasyllables, and in England in Iambic Pentameter. Shakespearean sonnets are in iambic pentameter.