Animals are my friends-and I don't eat my friends.
—George Bernard Shaw
sonnet
A 14-line lyric poem that often explores and resolves a focused theme. Italian (or Petrarchan) sonnets are divided into two quatrains and a six-line "sestet"; English (or Shakespearean) sonnets are composed of three quatrains and a final couplet. English sonnets are written generally in iambic pentameter.