Marshalline Sonnet Notes

Created by: Marie Marshall
Structure: Three quatrains and a couplet
Meter: Nine syllable lines
Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef gg

Example

Gatherings by Jez Farmer

A musical march matches the gown
Before promises of wedded bliss
Confetti falls like a gentle down
On the embrace love’s first bridal kiss.
New life held in arms given a name
Innocence before the joy of life
No two futures are ever the same
A mixture of joys, sadness and strife.
Voices singing to candles and cake
A rite of passage in coming of age
Childhood dreams now a favoured keepsake
Going through school to earning a wage
The life cycle turns through all the years
Until living meets with funeral tears

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