Fatima Stanza Sonnet Notes

Created by Larry EberhardtStructure: Two quatrains, a couplet, and a quatrainMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme Schema: abab bcbc cc cdcd Example Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers by Larry Eberhardt Should you be moved to speak in anger, dear,I ask that first you test your words alone.You’ll want to be assured your meaning’s clearif anger … Continue reading Fatima Stanza Sonnet Notes

Gothic Poetry Notes

Gothic or Dark Poetry is an invitation to write the darker side of life and the imagination. It’s an alternative to the sweet and romantic love poetry of Keats or Wordsworth. So, if you feel a need to write about the feelings of someone being there when you are alone, the dark emotions of depression, … Continue reading Gothic Poetry Notes

Go Vat Notes

Originating in Cambodia the Go Vat became popular among French poets in the late 1800s. It consists of a couplet which sets the rhyme of the subsequent stanzas, and a third line that repeats either in total, a phrase, or the last word throughout the poem. This gives the following structure and schema xxxxxxxaxxxxxxxaxxxxxxxB xxxxxxxaxxxxxxxaxxxxxxxB … Continue reading Go Vat Notes