HW due 9/26: The Sonnet

1. Sonnets are due Monday! This is the first of about a dozen original pieces that you will write for this class (excluding free write poetry). All formal poetry submissions must be formatted as follows:

They must be typed (times new roman or arial, font size 12) with the following heading in the upper left hand corner:

Your Name
Poetry Seminar
Date
1: Sonnet

Title is optional!

The basic requirements of a traditional sonnet are the following:

  • 14 lines
  • iambic pentameter
  • rhyme scheme:
    • Petrarchan: ABBA ABBA CDECDE or ABBA ABBA CDCDCD
    • Shakespearean: ABAB CDCD EFEF GG

Stay true to your chosen subject! To receive full credit, you must meet ALL (including heading format) of the above requirements.

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