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

Envelope Sonnet Notes

Structure: Octet and sestetMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme Schema: abbacddc efgefg Example Gill Nets by Jez Farmer Old wooden boats are waiting by the seaThe tide is out they have no place to goIn stillness, they wait for the ebb and flowThe turning of the tide will set them freeAs waves come closer to their aging … Continue reading Envelope Sonnet Notes

Blank Verse Sonnet Notes

Blank Verse Sonnet NotesMeter: Decasyllabic or PentameterStructure: QuatorzainRhyme Scheme: None specified Example: Sleepless Night by Jez Farmer The night is waiting in silver moonlight,For lips to meet and share a lover's kiss,Between the hushened pleas and wanting sighs,As parting clouds reveal the moon is full,The night of sleepless dreaming has begun.The quiet stillness found in … Continue reading Blank Verse Sonnet Notes

Malaysian Sonnet

This sonnet was created by the Philippine poet Jose Rizal M. Reyes. It uses an English structure of 3 quatrains and a couplet with a Spanish rhyme scheme. This gives the following rhyme meter aaba bbcb ccdc dd Example: Flying High by Jez Farmer My love, we're flying high above the night and through unguarded … Continue reading Malaysian Sonnet

Cornish Sonnet 1

Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameterStructure: 2 sestets and a coupletRhyme Scheme: Abacbc Dedfef AD Example: Lost Chances by Jez Farmer While walking rough roads my feet sore and bare, And dreams were far beyond my outstretched hands, Within the realms where no angels will dare, You turned away each time I reached for you, You wanted … Continue reading Cornish Sonnet 1

Raven’s Rovi Sonnet

This sonnet was inspired by Ivor Hogg’s Ivorian sonnet form. As I like balance I have divided the sonnet into two septets the first being formed of a triplet and a quatrain, the second a quintain and a couplet.