Poetic Form: Sonnets

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

The sonnet is a classic form of poetry that is probably most famous from Shakespeare’s work with this form. There are three things to remember when writing a sonnet: the rhyme scheme, the syllable count of 10 per line, and the meter set to iambic pentameter. I know of three different rhyme schemes for you to choose from, listed below. (The “-” separates line to line and the “/” separates stanzas.)

Italian (Petrarchan) Sonnet: a-b-b-a/a-b-b-a/c-d-e/c-d-e

English (Shakespearean) Sonnet: a-b-a-b/c-d-c-d/e-f-e-f/g-g

Spenserian Sonnet: a-b-a-b/b-c-b-c/c-d-c-d/e-e

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

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