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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Envelope Sonnet

Envelope Sonnet
Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Isosyllabic, Pivot Requirement
An otherwise normal sonnet with rhyme scheme abbacddc efgefg or abbacddc efefef.
Rhyme scheme:
abbacddc efgefg or
abbacddc efefef

Pivot: Between 8 and 9
Meter:  Iambic Pentameter, usually in English.

Example Poem

Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Envelope Sonnet)

Should you be moved to speak in anger, dear,
I ask that first you test your words alone.
If anger stems from blunder of my own
You'll want to be assured your meaning's clear.
If meaning's very clear, then is it fair?
Is it essential now that blame be found;
will such proceed toward a common ground?
Are these first words intended to repair?

Perhaps, the words should simply disappear
for now, until your anger can abate.
Let's lie together in our bed tonight
If I have stumbled I'll get straight, don't fear.
I'll listen, think, and I'll appreciate.
Speak whispers to me love, I'll make it right.

© Lawrencealot - Sept 2, 2012

13 Line Sonnet

The 13 Line Sonnet  is a from created by Marcy Jarvis, aka ea of Allpoetry.
The defining characteristic of the form is that any standard fourteen line sonnet which ends in a
rhyming couplet, is converted to 13 lines by provided internal rhyme within that line.

The poet may use flexibility in selecting  rhyming syllables to accommodate feminine rhyme or the meter chosen.

Obviously this cannot be applied to an Italian Sonnet with prohibits final couplet rhyme.
Note also that if the poet chooses a sonnet form like the Betwixt Sonnet, which requires the couplet to rhyme with an earlier line, ( In this case abba cbbc dbbc bb ) the 13th line rhymes must match that specified rhyme.

Example Poem

Shall I Be Ruled

A sonnet dear, you most completely write
on tablet made of stone, already lined. 
That's all she expects from bards of realm. 
The gods decreed that maiden shall be mine. 
Expand, compress; do both and overwhelm. 

In winning, might I still chalk up a loss? 
By bending early to controlling will 
do I establish pretty maid as boss? 
Will all my future journeys be uphill? 

Forsooth! I'll take the maid! I'm not afraid. 

 © Lawrencealot January 1, 2013

Storm Sonnet

This is a sonnet form created by Mark A. Whittington-Buckley, aka Stormy22 on Allpoetry.
This is a stanzaic sonnet consisting of 3 quatrains and a couplet
The rhyme pattern is abcc deff ghii jj
It is normally written in iambic pentameter
But the poet may choose trochaic , (the poet may also choose to pen in tetrameter)
The volta or turn is to occur at or following line 9.

Example Poem

We've Been Big-Bangwashed   (Storm Sonnet )

When theories become so manifest
To question. is to don the dunces cap,
the cliques and guilds are apt to take offense
at any view , to them not making sense.

Advanced math models beyond reason's realm
with black unknowns PROVE model is correct.
The Big old Bang promoted as though law
is theory, and now we've found a flaw.

When Hubble  posited the universe
expands, deduce from Doppler  measurements
now known to scientists as the red-shift
it "proved" the model was their greatest gift.

But now clear thinking folks have found indeed,
that other forces add to red-shift speed.

  © Lawrencealot - February 24, 2012

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