As with all sonnets, we need to make use of our old friend, iambic pentameter.
This sonnet is divided into two parts. The first eight lines (the octave) have a rhyme scheme of
The last six lines (the sextet) has two or three rhymes and the rhyme scheme can fall in a number of different patterns. Some options are :
which gives you a lot of interesting choices to make.
For an example of an Italian sonnet, please see my post on 3/2/12
Have you tried writing a sonnet yet?…
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