To be a vegetarian is to disagree---to disagree with the course of things today. Starvation, world hunger, cruelty, waste, wars---we must make a statement against these things. Vegetarianism is my statment.
—Isaac Bashevis Singer
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.