The Sonnet (Shakespearean)

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The Sonnet (Shakespearean)

Post by heinzs » Sun Jan 04, 2004 7:06 pm

Shakespearean sonnet is a poem of 14 lines of iambic pentameter consisting of three stanzas of four lines rhyming abab, cdcd, efef followed by a couplet rhyming gg.

Here is an example of a recently penned sonnet (mainly in the Shakespearean style without the strict iambic meter) by our own Bags123:

A Shift into Slow

Winter is spending a cold icy day
Beneath woolen blankets beside a logs flame
Propped by a bottle of red Cabernet
I remember its face, but forget its name

Summer’s spent racing myself down the roads
Macadamized memories behind every toll
Déjà vu’s dealing last years episodes
While speeding around… A gold fish in his bowl

Autumn and Spring,… I’m just barely aware
The leaves are all gone, or the snows disappear
Often I realize I’ve missed what they share
The cost of advancement within my career

I prefer winter time’s blustery blows
As it forces my life to shift into slow
Last edited by heinzs on Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by Floetry Spades » Sun Jan 18, 2004 9:59 am

I talked about this with my english teacher. She said I could write this as one of the five poems for homework. We are gonna study shakespear too.

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Post by Debbie » Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:33 pm

I like this poem Heinz it has class for sure..

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Post by Richard taylor » Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:54 am

wonderful sonnet from a very talented poet

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