Sunday 11 June 2017


A sonnet is a kind of verse declaimed
Of fourteen lines, each iambs five is heard
The line is therefore pentameter named
An iamb being short then long part-word

The rhyme scheme has great specificity
If violated, sonnet would offend
Shakesperian is ababcd
cdefefgg - the end

The third quatrain might introduce a change
Another notion, or a change of pace
Perhaps another concept we arrange
The sonnet shows the world a diff'rent face

But at the end, a summary collects
Our thoughts, our hopes - the sonnet now reflects

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