How to Write a Shakespearean Sonnet

Feb 3rd, 2012
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This study guide will walk you through the steps to creating your own sonnet. The guide explains and gives examples of Iambic Pentameter, Iambs, rhyme scheme, and overall sonnet structure. A suggestion on how to begin writing your own sonnet is also included.

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Hello! Welcome to the Sonnet Study Guide 2.0.What is a Sonnet besides a really cool girl's name you say?A Sonnet is a poem written in Iambic Pentameter. Iambicwhatsawhoosit?? An iamb is 2 syllables in which the 2nd syllable is stressed. Each iamb is called a foot. This can be one word or two, it doesn't matter! Iamb examples, and by the way you wouldn't all caps the stressed syllable when writing your poem of course!:aTTACKdeFEATa BEATto THROWEach line must contain a total of 5 feet. Don't worry, no crazy math here, you just need 10 syllables per line!What type of Sonnet? We ar

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