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Gadget Sonnets

This index lists only sonnets which I have classified as "Gadget" Sonnet. They have refrain, or have construction or length requirements which fall outside of the "standard" sonnet area, which generally vary only in meter, line-length, rhyme pattern or volta requirements.

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Please comment if you find any errors or omissions that need correction.

GADGET Sonnets
Any sonnet form which ends in couplet, wherein the poet combines two lines into one with internal rhyme.
 AA Sonnet (12 Step Sonnet) abab cdcd efef gg
Staircase internal rhyme
Acrostic Sonnet * TREATMENT rather than form
Alternating Sonnet  abba/ccd/abba/ede or aab/cddc/ebe/cddc
Alternate quatrains and tercets
Amanda's Dark Sonnet
It is a sonnet consisting of two seven line stanza's.
The first letters of each line form a two word acrostic, which must be alliterative.
The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabbcca abbccdd
Arabian  Onegin Sonnet AaAa BBbb CdC DDd
Bardic Sonnet English Sonnet with cross-rhyme and Consonant End-Rhyme.
Blues Sonnet AAa BBb CCc DDd ee
Chained Sonnet abbaabbacdcdcd dee 
Caudate Sonnet abbaabbacdcdcd dee .
Cornish Sonnet Abacbc Dedfef AD or abacbC dedfeF CF 
Cross Sonnet aabb ccdd eeff gg or abab cdcd efef gg
3 quatrain + couplet, 8886/8886/8886/88
Rhymed:  aa(bb)c dd(ee)c ff(gg)h ii
Curtailed Sonnet abcabc defde  or  abcabc dbcdc
They rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef gg
All lines are six syllables.
Two of the quatrains MUST be iambic trimeter.
The other quatrain MUST be trochaic trimeter.
The couplet may be either meter
a*bbA accA addA a*A
Elfmath Sonnet  Re-uses identical words in specific pattern as opposed to rhyme scheme.
abbabccb cddcdd dee dff dgg
empty cell
empty cell
ababcdcdefefghgh ii
Four tercets plus a couplet.   
Syllabic 10/8/6/5, Rhyme scheme is axa axa xaa xaa aa
John Tee Sonnet ABcdefABghijAB
aabb ccdd eeff gg or abab cdcd efef gg 
AabB, ccbB, ddbB, AB -or- AbaB, cbcB, dbdB, AB.
 aaaaaaaa bbbbbbbb; a 16 line sonnet
 Luc Bat Sonnet A Vietnamese form with 6/8/6/8..syllable lines and
internal rhmye.
Sonnet Treatment - Not a form
Mystique's Mini SonnetIt is Stanzaic with three quatrains and a couplet
It is Syllabic 6/6/7/7 6/6/7/7 6/6/7/7  7/7
It is Rhymed with a Refrain
Rhyme Pattern Aabb cccc Aa cc dd
Nevada Sonnet Use any sonnet rhyme patteren + Interna Rhyme
A1bA2B1 bcB1c B1dbd A1A2
This sonnet is composed of 3 quatrains, the first line of each being iambic  pentameter or tetrameter, and  the next three being one foot less (tetrameter or trimeter).
The closing couplet is Iambic pentameter.
Rhyme scheme: abbb accc deee dd
A formulistic sonnet with first syllable(s) rhyme with is the inverse pattern of the orginal sonnet form chosedn.
Rondel Prime Sonnet ABba abAB abbaAB
When read in the normal fashion, the poem has a pessimistic tone, but when read from bottom to top, it becomes and optimistic poem.  The rhyme scheme is abcdeedcbaffa and may optionally be written as a refrain sonnet as A1bcdeedcbA2ffA2A1.
No Rhyme, Formulistic word pattern
Any Sonnet rhyme + Internal rhyme
A 15 line sonnet, 3 quintains, aabba bbaab ababa,
iambic tetrameter, created by B. Chandler
aabb ccdd eeff gg or abab cdcd efef gg 
or abba cddc effe gg  Refrain
Sonnet Anapest  A sonnet in English Sonnet form written in anapestic tetrameter and trimeter.
Sonnet Reversii A lexical sonnet, where the last word of each line, is the first word of the next line, and the first and last word of the sonnet are the same.
A1. b. b. A2... c. d. d. c... e. f. f. e... A1. A2.
Aabb bbcc ccdd ddaA   
Terza Rima Sonnet
A1bA2 bcb cdc dad A1A2 or  aba bcb cdc ded ff
Tory HexaTet Sonnet
ababcdcd ee ffgg 
Transitive Sonnet aa bbb cccc bbb aa rhyme scheme May change between occurrences of indicated rhyme on basis of
slant rhyme, sight rhyme, metronyms, etc.
Triolet Sonnet 
ABaAab ABaAab AB
Trinidad Sonnet
 Aba cbc Ded fef AD

Tirrellet Sonnet 
A1A2 bcb cddc bcb A2A1
Whimsical Sonnet

Lines alternate between iambic pentameter and hexameter
Rhyme scheme: abab cccc dede ff*
where f* is a near rhyme to f

Word Sonnet
any sonnet rhyme pattern, one word per line

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