Sonnet Reversed Notes

Created by: Rupert BrookeStructure: Couplet and 3 quatrainsMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme Scheme: aa bcbddedefgfg Example Sonnet Reversed by Rupert Brooke Hand trembling towards hand; the amazing lightsOf heart and eye. They stood on supreme heights. Ah, the delirious weeks of honeymoon!Soon they returned, and, after strange adventures,Settled at Balham by the end of June.Their money … Continue reading Sonnet Reversed Notes

Sephallian Reverse Sonnet Notes

Created by: Dennis NguyenStructure: QuatrazainMeter: No meter specifiedRhyme Scheme: abcdeedcbaffaAdditional Notes: when read from the top has a pessimistic tone, when read from the bottom it is more optimistic Example A Measure of Character by Larry Eberhart What you are told in confidenceif you hold secret to your breastreward will flow in unknown ways.An urge … Continue reading Sephallian Reverse Sonnet Notes

Rime Royal Sonnet Notes

Structure: 14-line stanzaMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme Scheme: ababbccdedeeff Example The Prioress’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer Domine, dominus noster. O Lord, Our Lord, Thy name how marvelousIs spread through all this mighty world,” said she“For not alone Thy praise so gloriousIs given by men of worth and dignity,But from the mouths of children Thy bountyIs hymned, … Continue reading Rime Royal Sonnet Notes

Folded Sonnet Notes

Created by: Barry HopkinsStructure: 12 Line stanzaMeter: Heptameter or 14-syllable linesRhyme Scheme: aabbccddeeff Example A Black Narcissus Fantasy by Larry Eberhart Jejunity’s absent from every verse that poet pensImmunity from boredom is a treat his work portends.Self-deprecating humor laced with frequent badinageO’er shadows grand intelligence he tries to camouflage.He teaches while he plays with words, … Continue reading Folded Sonnet Notes

Romblomanon Sonnet Notes

Created by: Jose Rizal M. ReyesStructure: Quatrain, couplet and two quatrainsMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme Scheme: aaaa bb cccc dddd Example required Page Turning by Jez Farmer New adventures at the turn of a pageThe excitement that’s untarnished by ageImagination sparks a reader’s wageReality left behind in life’s cage My body remains curled up in a … Continue reading Romblomanon Sonnet Notes

Soneto Cinco Cuatro y Cinco Notes

Structure: Quintain, quatrain and quintainMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme Scheme: abbaa ccdd eeffe Example The Poet's Song (in tetrameter) by Jez Farmer A distant echo over timeThe single voice that none could hearThe whisper silenced by my fearA voice which called me out in rhymeAs ink revealed the hidden crime.Two voices that should speak as oneYet … Continue reading Soneto Cinco Cuatro y Cinco Notes

Sapphic Ode Sonnet Notes

Created by: Jeff GreenStructure: Three quatrains and a coupletMeter: Tetrameter or octosyllabic lines (see additional notes)Rhyme Scheme: abab cdcd efef ggAdditional Notes: Example French Cologne by Jez Farmer As tears replaced the kiss of loveWith long nights of sleeping aloneThat grasp the lingering scent ofA French cologne.The study books can’t hold my mindMy heart is … Continue reading Sapphic Ode Sonnet Notes

Mystique’s Mini Sonnet Notes

Created by: Alberto J. Alvarez GStructure: Three quatrains and a coupletMeter: 6/6/7/7 6/6/7/7 6/6/7/7 7/7Rhyme scheme: Aabb cccc Aacc dd Example Time Goes By by Jez Farmer Greying hair speaks of timeYears gone by in their primeYet eyes sparkle with mischiefRevealing inner beliefThe memories remainIn happiness and painOf sunny days before rainReliving it all againGreying … Continue reading Mystique’s Mini Sonnet Notes

Morya’s Double Lock Sonnet Notes

Created by: Jose Rizal M. ReyesStructure: Two quatrains plus two tercetsMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme scheme: abba baab cdc dcd Example Truth of Darkness by Jez Farmer There is no beginning without an endA flower can’t bloom unless winter diesAnd the seed awakens from dreamy sighsAnd tendrils of life through the cold earth wendFor deep in … Continue reading Morya’s Double Lock Sonnet Notes

Persepolis Sonnet Notes

Created by: Leny RooversStructure: Octave and sestetMeter: Octave 11 syllable lines, Sestet decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme Scheme: aabbccdd efgefg Example Taking Chances by Jez Farmer A doorway to where, a mystery to goA ready-made adventure and who’s to knowWhat lies just beyond this, an unopened doorI don’t know as I haven’t been there beforeYet anticipation tingles … Continue reading Persepolis Sonnet Notes

Kal’s Wondercloth Weave Sonnet Notes

Created by: Jose Rizal M. ReyesStructure: Three quatrains and a coupletMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterSchema: abcb bcdc cded de Example Good Without God by Jez Farmer Does his soul still linger on the BeagleAnd does he still sail to far away islesWhere scientific truth spoke on a finch’s beakAs we look at religion with knowing smilesCreationism … Continue reading Kal’s Wondercloth Weave Sonnet Notes

Mirrored 18-Line Sonnet Notes

Structure: Octet, couplet and octetMeter: decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme scheme: abbaabba cc abbaabba Example Ancient Drum by Jez Farmer Across the savannah echo ancient drumThe spirit of nature dancing on grassYet mankind comes invading en masseHe’s taking her beauty and still He comeAcross the plains where the dry grasses humWill this invader e’er run out of … Continue reading Mirrored 18-Line Sonnet Notes