Poetry challenge: Sonnet poem.

by Harry

A Sonnet is a poem consisting of 14 lines (iambic pentameter) with a particular rhyming scheme:

Examples of a rhyming scheme:

1) abab cdcd efef gg
2) abba cddc effe gg
3) abba abba cdcd cd

More information below.

A Shakespearean (English) sonnet has three quatrains and a couplet, and rhymes abab cdcd efef gg.

An Italian sonnet is composed of an octave, rhyming abbaabba, and a sestet, rhyming cdecde or cdcdcd, or in some variant pattern, but with no closing couplet.

Usually, English and Italian Sonnets have 10 syllables per line, but Italian Sonnets can also have 11 syllables per line.

French sonnets follow in this same pattern, but normally have 12 syllables per line.

Also the Spenserian Sonnet that follows the rhyme scheme a-b-a-b-b-c-b-c-c-d-c-d-e-e

Information from Shadow poetry

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Swiss-Ami-Mum

Swiss-Ami-Mum

Harry

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Thom

4 Comments to “Poetry challenge: Sonnet poem.”

  1. also the Spenserian Sonnet that follows the rhyme scheme a-b-a-b-b-c-b-c-c-d-c-d-e-e

  2. Thanks TJ. i have added it.

  3. Spenserian sounds quite nice! 🙂

  4. Reblogged this on THE MARVELOUS MUMFORD and commented:
    BEEN A WHILE SINCE I’VE DONE A SONNET…HOW ABOUT YOU?

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