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Poetry: February 15, 2017 Issue [#8129]

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 This week: Romance Poetry: Sonnets Part 4
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"A poem is a communication from one soul to another that makes one or both hearts sing."

Walter Mayes





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Romance Poetry: Sonnets Part 4



As promised in part 3, here is sonnets part 4. In this newsletter you will find sonnet variations that didn’t make it in parts one, two and three. Go to "A Poet's Tool Box [E] to find the other sonnet variations covered in previous newsletters—and yes, there will be a part five somewhere down the line.


BRIEF HISTORY


As I mentioned in my previous articles on the subject of sonnets, the sonnet is the poetic version of the sonata. First on the sonnet scene, around the 1200's, were the Sicilian sonnets (New Princeton 1168). Most of the variations in this newsletter are newer ones created within the last decade or two.



MUST HAVES


- 14 lines (***A couple exceptions are listed in the Part 1 variations.)

- Set up: An idea, issue, point of view, question, outlook or theme.

- Turn/Volta (also known as the pivot): Fortify a point, use an opposite point of view, answer a question, or take a change in direction.

- Summary: Wrap it up. Sometimes this step is combined with the volta (Turco 263).



COULD HAVES or WHAT IS THE POET'S CHOICE IN ALL THIS?


- Rhyme scheme (See variations.)

- Meter (See variations.)

- Where to place the turn/volta. (See variations.)

- Topic/theme



More Variations of the Sonnet



- AA Sonnet - 12 Step Sonnet: A recently created variation by Larry Eberhart.

RHYTHM: Choose between iambic tetrameter, iambic pentameter, trochaic tetrameter or trochaic pentameter.

RHYME: Depends on which metrical form is chosen. If one of the pentameter forms is chosen, it is ABCABC DEDEDE FF. If one of the tetrameter forms is chosen, it is ABAB CDCD EFEF GG.

OF NOTE: Utilizes internal staircase rhyme, also.

VOLTA: Anywhere you choose, including not using one at all.



- Alternating Sonnet: This variation alternates two four-lined stanzas with two three-lined stanzas. It may start with either.

RHYTHM: Poet’s choice but most often iambic pentameter.

RHYME: Depends on if you start with a quatrain or a tercet. For a quatrain start: ABBA CCD ABBA EDE. For a tercet start: AAB CDDC EBE CDDC.

VOLTA: Either line 6, 11, or 12.



- America Forte: Created by Jose Reyes.

RHYTHM: Iambic pentameter.

RHYME: ABAB BBCC CDCD DD

VOLTA: Wherever you choose.



- American Liebre: Also created by Jose Reyes.

RHYTHM: Iambic pentameter.

RHYME: ABAB BBCC CDCD EE

VOLTA: Line 9.



- Arabian Onegin Sonnet:

RHYTHM: Iambic pentameter.

RHYME: AAAA BBBB CDC DDD

OF NOTE: Repetition of words. The last word in line one is repeated in line 3. The last word in line 5 is repeated in line 6. The last word in line 9 is repeated in line 11. The last word in line 12 is repeated in line 13.

VOLTA: Line 9 or line 12.



- Asean Royal Flush Sonnet: Another creation of Jose Reyes.

RHYTHM: Iambic pentameter.

RHYME: AAAAAAAA AAAAAA

VOLTA: Line 9.



- Betwixt Sonnet: Once again, a creation of Jose Reyes.

RHYTHM: Poet’s choice.

RHYME: ABBA CBBC DBBD BB

VOLTA: Wherever you choose.



- Byron's Sonnet:

RHYTHM: Poet’s choice, but often iambic pentameter.

RHYME: ABBAACCA DEDEDE

VOLTA: Your choice.



SOURCE NOTES:

The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Edited by Ales Preminger and T. V. F. Brogan. 1993.

The Study and Writing of Poetry. Edited by Wauneta Hackleman. Revised by Amy Jo Zook. Whitston Publishing Company. 1996.

The Book of Forms. 3rd. Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2000.

http://poetscollective.org/



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Editor's Picks



Theme: Arabian sonnet and other sonnet forms.


 Dreams in the Moon  [13+]
Arabian Sonnet
by Arlais

Loving A Friend  [E]
The yearnings a heart makes.
by Mitch

Shoebox of Memory  [E]
A Shakespearean sonnet spin-off about memory and photographs in a shoebox. (sonnet I)
by Captain Colossal

Moon Over the Ocean  [13+]
This is a sonnet I wrote for my lover. Constructive criticism appreciated.
by Anbhas MacFiach

 
THE CAPRICE OF STARS  [E]
An attempt at a Shakespearean sonnet
by Joy

 
Stars and Ghosts  [E]
I still sense her- shakespearean sonnet
by Lexi

 
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