Abstract / Synopsis
Using a definition of a sonnet, the number of basic rhyming schemes is enumerated. This is then used to discuss the 86 sonnets which appear in John Clare's The Rural Muse.
Griggs, T. S. "Combinatorics of the Sonnet," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 6 Issue 2 (July 2016), pages 38-46. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201602.05 . Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol6/iss2/5