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Sonnet Characteristics

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Sonnet 30, Shakespeare

This poem is considered a sonnet for the following reasons EXCEPT:

A

Its development contains three quatrains followed by a final couplet.

B

Its thematic shift between lines 12 and line 13.

C

Its prosody is marked by five iambs per line.

D

Its strict terza rima rhyme scheme.

E

Its occasion is contemplative and emotional.