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SONNET by Lucas Sowma p.5
Transcript of SONNET by Lucas Sowma p.5
A sonnet is a relatively short poem, that ust follow certain requirements to be considered a sonnet.
The sonnet was invented in Italy in the 14th century, later being adopted by Spain, France, and England in the 16th century
It originated from the Italian word, "Sonetto" which means little song.
Rhyme scheme: Pattern of rhymes at the end of each line of a poem
Rhyming couplet: Two lines of the same length that are one complete thought and rhyme.
Quatrain: A stanza of four lines
Iambic pentameter: A line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short syllable, followed by a long syllable
There must be 14 lines
The first 12 lines are divided into 3 quatrains
The poet lets the reader know the problem or theme in those quatrains
The last two lines are a couplet and that is when the problem or theme is fixed.
The rhyme scheme must be abab cdcd efef
Sonnet must be written in iambic pentameter
How to Write a Sonnet
by Lucas Sowma p.5