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Variations in sonnets, in terms of structure, include Heroic Sonnets. It consists of eighteen lines instead of the traditional fourteen. Elements are: (i) metric iambic pentameter,(ii)made up of four alternate rhymed quatrains(iii) ends with rhymed heroic couplet, (iv) poem is summarized and concluded by the ending couplet, (v) rhyme scheme is ababcdcdefefghgh ii


Example is:


The Token by John Donne


Send me some token, that my hope may live,


Or that my easeless thoughts may sleep and rest;


Send me some honey to make sweet my hive,


That in my passions I may hope the best.


I beg no ribbon wrought with thine own hands,


To knit our loves in the fantastic strain


Of new-touched youth; nor ring to show the stands


Of our affection, that as that's round and plain,


So should our loves meet in simplicity;


No, nor the corals which thy wrist enfold,


Laced up together in congruity,


To show our thoughts should rest in the same hold;


No, nor thy picture, though most gracious,


And most desired, because best like the best;


Nor witty lines, which are most copious,


Within the writings which thou hast addressed.


Send me nor this, nor that, to increase my store,


But swear thou think'st 'I love thee,' and no more.


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