Illini Sonnet Notes

Created by Nel ModglinStructure: QuatorzainMeter: Decasyllabic/Octsayllabic or pentameter/tetrameterSchema: abcabcdbcdecee.Additionally,L1,L4,L5,L8,L9 and L12 are tetrameter and L2,L3,L6,L7,L10,L11,L13 and L14 are pentameter. Example Bloody Admin by Jez Farmer The desk is lonely as dawn breaksAnd outside morning chorus how it singsIn the lazy rays of an early sunIn the kitchen coffee pot shakesIt’s that aroma of all thingsThat … Continue reading Illini Sonnet Notes

Kiwi Pause Notes

Created by: Jose Rizal M. ReyesStructure: QuatorzainMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterSchema: abbaccddeffegg Example Meter Matter by Lawrence Eberhart Constrained by form a sonnet forces rhymeAnd rhyme without some meter is bad verseLike Paul and Mary lacking Peter – worseDiscord will sometimes shout to me, ‘Watch out!’My deafness frequently obscures that shoutAnd bumps appear that other readers … Continue reading Kiwi Pause Notes

Septilla Notes

A seven-line form the Septilla originally consisted of octosyllabic line, however tetrameter and pentameter are now equally acceptable. There is a degree of flexibility for the poet in that there is a choice of rhyme schema.aabccba Example Scars by Leny Roovers Behind mantilla's black lace shieldher wounds lay open, near revealed.Her body, tall and straight, … Continue reading Septilla Notes

Rubliw Notes

Developed from the Cinquain by Richard Wilbur, the Rubliw is usually a message to a person, a group, or mankind. Usually iambic, it starts with monometer, each lime increasing by a foot until the fifth line in pentameter. The lines then decrease by a foot each time until the closing line in monometer. Example Birds … Continue reading Rubliw Notes

Kindergart Klas Sonnet Notes

Created by Jose Rizal M. ReyesStructure: Three quatrains and a coupletMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterSchema: abca bcab cabc dd Example Achievements by PK Roy On personal achievements everyonefeels too satisfied, nothing wrong, no sore;But, when one allows success to definewho she's, leads to misery as outcome.To feel good too much attention goes foraccomplishing bigger things and … Continue reading Kindergart Klas Sonnet Notes

Rondel Notes

A neglected yet beautiful poetic form the Rondel is a thirteen-line form constructed over two rhymes. There is also a refrain, which is set by the first two lines of the first stanza. The meter is open to the poet’s discretion but like most French poetry forms is usually eight-syllable lines. The rhyme scheme is … Continue reading Rondel Notes

John Milton’s Caudated Sonnet Notes

Structure: Octet and two sestetsMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme scheme: abbaabba cdecde effegg Example Duskfall by Jez Farmer The gentle lapping water echoes duskA lake shimmering bright in purple pinkWhile distant shorelines into shadows sinkAnd the air takes on the eventide’s muskAnd trees whisper as night birds start to buskTheir songs of love inspire a mate … Continue reading John Milton’s Caudated Sonnet Notes

John Tee Sonnet Notes

Structure: QuatorzainMeter: No meter requirementSchema: ABcdefABghijAB Example Watching the Sea by Jez Farmer While sitting on the shore I watched the sea,My heart was seeking the answers of life,I saw the waves, cascading white horsesReleased to run towards the pebbled shoreEach pushing further in towards the landAnd washing sun-baked stones until they shone.While sitting on … Continue reading John Tee Sonnet Notes