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Read below John Hollander’s instructive sonnet in the formfrom Rhyme’s Reason, A Guide to English Verse. The kind of sonnet form that Shakespeare wrote — A poem of Love, or Time, in fourteen lines Rhymed the way these are, clear, easy to quote– Channels strong feelings into deep designs. Three quatrains neatly fitting limb to joint, Their lines cut with the sharpness of a prism, Flash out in colors as they make their point In what logicians call a syllogism– (If A, and B, then C)–and so it goes, Unless the final quatrain starts out “But” Or “Nevertheless,” these groups of lines dispose Themselves in reasoned sections, tightly shut. The final couplet’s tight and terse and tends To sum up neatly how the sonnet ends.The three quatrains and a couplet are written in iambic pentameter, which meanssimply that the lines contain five iambic feet. (An iamb is a short or unstressed syllablefollowed by a long or hard stressed syllable, such as in the verb “assign.”) For your sonnet you may useiambic pentameter irregular, which means that you may have an occasional extra unstressed or short beat,but certainly not in every line.Use the form below to fill in the end rhymes that will be used: a________________________ b_________________________ a__________________________ b_________________________ c_________________________ d_________________________ c_________________________ d_________________________ e_________________________ f_________________________ e________________________ f_________________________ g_________________________ g_________________________
Overall has 14 line which is called sonnets.
The file has an format example. open it and you can see a format like ABAB CDCD EFEF GG.
You can use any words about ABAB CDCD EFEF , or can use the example words which is ABAB(grow garage, mow mirage) CDCD(son sun, red run bread) EFEF (foot cook, soot suet look) . But words in GG you must pick one from there.(mend end, good should, taker hater)