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One Of These Has Got To Be A Sonnet

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Dr.Moose1
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0 posted 05-10-2000 03:30 PM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Dr.Moose1

Attempting this may show where madness lay
The tools I use are blunt from much neglect
Yet still it helps to pass the time away
and so somehow makes sense in that respect

To pen this form for some may be no task
with swift pen-strokes they bend their words to will
For me it seems almost too much to ask
could once the path not always be up hill ?

Perhaps reward may come at strifes request
and so bestow a prize the more so sweet
If all that comes before is but a test
must we not strive to feel as if complete ?

And so I'll ask as one not prone to bet
what's here is it what's known as a Sonnet ?
© Copyright 2000 William E.Kleist - All Rights Reserved
msstt
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1 posted 05-10-2000 03:43 PM       View Profile for msstt   Email msstt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for msstt

Pretty good one.So what is a sonnet?

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2 posted 05-10-2000 06:38 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

very nice.
David2
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This is definitely a sonnet and a very amusing one at that. I don't think the quatrains are suppossed to be separated but that is really nitpicking isn't it? Nice work.
                        David2
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4 posted 05-10-2000 08:05 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ah, Dr. Moose, you've done it! A most delightful sonnet this is! I don't know about others, but writing, no matter the form, is always a struggle for me. The reward is the completion of the poem itself, finally, for me. I love this!  

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5 posted 05-10-2000 08:07 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

My first reply did not move this back up so I am trying again!  
Nan
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Sonnet's here.... sonnet's there.... He's singing sonnets everywhere.....
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LOL!! This is great! It was a sonnet all the way up to the last word  
Dr.Moose1
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8 posted 05-11-2000 03:44 PM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

msst, technically a sonnet consists of fourteen lines of ten feet ( three quatrains and a closing couplet) in which an un-accented syllable is followed by an accented one . All this is done using a set rhyme pattern .So just write one and someone will tell you what's wrong with it , nicely of course . Or just check out Nan's class in the forums( she's a good teacher) Oh , and I forgot to mention you introduce a conflict in the opener and try to resolve it in the closing . Now I suppose you'll be posting these things all over the place ?

d, I don't know how you find the time to reply so often , i'm jealous , and appreciative

Marina,
Thank you!
David2,
Pick all you want ! Thanks
'deer
Thank you !
Nan,
Thank you for your patience , had I not skipped class and payed attention , I may have gotten it the first time
Doc


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