This is a prompting Blog

My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Today's Prompt is English Sonnet

Sonnets are another favorite. They are fun and so easy to do. 
English sonnets were introduced in the early 16th century by Wyatt and it was Surrey who gave it a rhyming meter, and a structural division into quatrains of a kind that now characterizes the typical "English" sonnet. The form consists of fourteen lines structured as three quatrains and a couplet. The third quatrain generally introduces an unexpected sharp thematic or imagistic "turn"; the volta. In Shakespeare's sonnets, however, the volta usually comes in the couplet, and usually summarizes the theme of the poem or introduces a fresh new look at the theme. With only a rare exception, the meter is iambic pentameter, although there is some accepted metrical flexibility (e.g., lines ending with an extra-syllable feminine rhyme, or a trochaic foot rather than an iamb, particularly at the beginning of a line).The usual rhyme scheme is end-rhymed a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g.

Lets just start easy and do the rhyme scheme with out thinking of the iambic pentameter stuff. We will get into the proper use of that in a while...for now lets do the sonnet on YOUR JOB... Use the rhyme scheme given above...

I love my job, that's no line
I really have to say
I work in the warm sunshine
for me, it's where I play

I have no one to answer to
no deadline do I meet
If I have worries, they are few
each day I feel complete

With my loving man by my side
we work to clean a yard
all the while we can not hide
our lack of disregard

That's what I do
Now how about you???

I'm such a silly girl...