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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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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 – Sonnets and Rhyme Schemes

Quite a while back, I started talking about sonnets, a special kind of poem much favored by William Shakespeare. Since we’re approaching Valentine’s Day, and some of the greatest love poems of all time were sonnets, I thought that I’d continue in this vein Continue reading

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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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Things You Learned in School – Syllables

Remember back in school, when you learned all of those things you thought you’d never need again?…

If you’re a writer, you’re gonna need to pick a bunch of them up again.

This blog is here to help.

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