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the shakespearian sonnet

The Shakespearian Sonnet

A Mr. Wonderful


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The Shakespearian Sonnet
  • 14-Lines
  • 3-Quatrains (A/B/A/B-C/D/C/D-E/F/E/F)
  • 1-Couplet (G/G)
  • Each line is written in Iambic Pentameter
    • 10-Syllables
    • Unstressed/stressed pattern
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The Shakespearian Sonnet


Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,

So do our minutes hasten to their end,

Each changing place with that which goes before

In sequent toil all forwards do contend.

Nativity, once in the main of light,

Crawls to maturity, wherewith, being crowned,

Crooked eclipses 'gainst his glory fight

And Time that gave, doth now his gift confound.

Time doth transfix the flourish set on youth,

And delves the parallels in beauty's brow,

Feeds on the rarities of natures truth,

And nothing stands but for his scythe to mow;

And yet, to times, in hope, my verse shall stand,

Praising thy worth, despite his cruel hand.





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The Shakespearian Sonnet
  • Iambic Pentameter


So do our minutes hasten to their end

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The Shakespearian Sonnet
  • Writing Your Shakespearian Sonnet
    • 14-Lines
      • 3-quatrains
      • 1-couplet
    • Iambic pentameter
      • 10-Syllables/line
      • Stressed/unstressed pattern