To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body.
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.