Beymorlin Sonnet Notes

Created by Wauneta Hackleman
Meter: Iambic pentameter or decasyllabic lines
Structure: Either the Petrachan octet and sestet or the English three quatrains and a couplet
Rhyme Scheme: abbacddc efefgg or abab cdcd efef gg
Additional Notes: There should be an internal rhyme with the first two syllables at the beginning of each line and do not need to be of the same rhyme scheme as the end rhymes

Example: A Mere Mermaid by Divena Collins

Cast away tall ships from strong wild oceans
That play upon tides of an incoming strand
Let free of mermaids for high waves demand
To see a future upon loves deep devotions
Part fish and human within loves emotions
Their wish may come true upon earth inland
Shan’t talk of fear or what fate may remand
Or walk as humans for future premonitions
But how shall their dreams remain as true
To show desire of a fate which transforms
How may a maid survive when she is shy?
This day his quest shall be out of the blue
Yet he knows that she shall never conform
For she shows no limbs nor feathers to fly

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