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Things You Learn in School – Italian Sonnets

Spanish sonnets. English sonnets. Spencerian sonnets.

And now, lets try of one more flavor of sonnet – the Italian or Petrachan sonnet……

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“The Sun Is Up So Now We Can Begin…”

An Italian sonnet written for you on 2/27/12

The sun is up so now we can begin….. Continue reading

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Things You Learn in School- Spencerian Sonnets

We’ve talked about Spanish sonnets. We’ve spoken of English or shakespearian sonnets.

And now, a third variety of sonnet for your dining and dancing pleasure- the Spencerian sonnet…..

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Things You Learn in School- Shakespearian (English) Sonnets

We’ve talked about sonnets in previous posts. We’ve talked about iambic pentameter and the basics of sonnets and sonnets and rhyme schemes. We’ve looked at one form of sonnet, the Spanish sonnet and seen an example of that.

But we’re not done yet…
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Things You Learn in School – Groundwork in Sonnets

A  sonnet is a type of poem. It has one of a number of strict rhyme schemes. The type of sonnet it is (and what it’s called) depends on the particular rhyme scheme It usually  (but not always) has 14 … Continue reading

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Things You Learned in School – Iambic Pentameter

By definition, iambic pentameter is a commonly used metrical line in traditional verse and verse drama. (Thank you, Wikipedia!). The term describes the rhythm of the words in that line. It’s measured in small groups of syllables, called “feet”.

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