Italian Sestet Notes

Originally the Italian Sestet had no set meter, but with its introduction to England by Edmund Spenser, English poets used iambic tetrameter or pentameter with the rhyme schema as follows:

abcabc

Example

Dream Catcher by Divena Collins

To catch a dream and hold it tight
You cherish it dear from the start
Time spent together so long ago
Was a time when love felt so right
Spiritual love shalt never depart
When love in our hearts doth flow.
To catch a dream we both shall share
Where good dreams pass on through
Eternal love shalt ne-er be denied
Sensual feelings are always there
Dreams shared forever come true
Where good dreams shalt be relied

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