posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 11:54 PM
Thanks. The Shakespearean sonnet style consists of three stanzas and a closing couplet, written in iambic pentameter with an abba cddc effe gg
rhyming scheme. The concluding couplet is typically a twist on the plot of the poem, often a very surprising twist.
EDIT: Whoops, I mean abab cdcd efef gg. I was talking about Italian poetry earlier, heh.
I have been a fan of this style for some time, but this was my first attempt at adapting to it. One of my favourite poems is W. Shakespeare's Sonnet
#147, which begins "My love is as a fever longing still," and concludes, "For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, / Who art as black
as hell, as dark as night." Great stuff.
[edit on 11/16/2006 by Zipdot]