Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare

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How I do write a Shakespearean style sonnet (like Sonnet 14)? How do I write a Shakespearean style sonnet (like Sonnet 14)?

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To write a mimetic Shakespearean sonnet, you need to master the structure and rhyme scheme. The structure allows for a topic to be introduced, a problem or situation to be revealed, a solution to be posed, and the solution solidified--all in 14 lines! The sonnet originated with Petrarch who incorporated "turns" in the subject under discussion in the topic; these turns are called voltas. They occur at the 5th and 9th lines. The 5th line turns to the problem or situation. The 9th line turns to the solution. The ending couplet gives the crowning touch to the solution of the sonnets subject. In...

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squidblossom | Student

I am not saying this fits, not remotely, however, it's my first ever sonnet. Feedback? And I hope you find it funny too!

It's about waiting impatiently to see my boyfriend.

 

Waiting on the King

At dawn I willingly pledge my allegiance to the King, ignore

The virgins who would love him, would fawn and feast upon him

Were I to once abandon my kneeling and my supplicating.

The very waiting is impossible, the waiting for the sun,

For the chamber to fly open, throne borne in on a morning song.

The noble awakening at once established, the royal courtesies begin.

It is all a respectfully dainty dish to set before the King.

I kiss the royal hand with the kisses of my mouth sucking

Up his highness’ presence, expecting the next day’s drought.

At dawn I willingly pledge my allegiance to the King,

With a curtsy to the curled hair of his toes, a prayer exchanged

For skin. The pardoning of impatient crimes is in earnest frankly sought.

I kiss the regal thrusting of supple sceptre and unruly ruling orbs,

And thus, the soul of indiscretion, now must close this chapter.

 

 

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goodperson | Student

I don`t have special sonnet for Ms. Eng,
My time was occupied with better things.
I spent my weekend watching something,
And there were many games involving Kings.

I have to study for multiple tests,
There`re many tests to be past, including literature,
And each one of them put me in distress,
Knowing my level, I am in defiance.

I should have told you something during last week,
But I didn’t have my top-up credit ,
Forgetting my homework will ruin my steak,
And there are one more homework need to edit.

Still, do not complaint me for my lazy,
I know I have my guilt to be crazy.

THIS SONNET CREATED BY ME,Is it OK???

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