Category: All About Poetry

How to Compose an English Sonnet?

English sonnets generally possess an element of love or romance, but as has already been stated, modern sonnets can deal with social issues, politics, nature, and even death of a loved one. Be that as it may, English sonnets are phrased in iambic pentameter, which is a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable. The sing-song effect generated by English sonnets is by reason of this very meter.

What Are Villanelles?

Villanelles are not easy to compose; for while on the one hand, they have strict rules pertaining to the repetition of verses, on the other hand, they are required to follow a rhyme scheme. There are only two repeating rhymes throughout, which means that each of the tercets uses the rhyme scheme ABA while the quatrain uses the rhyme scheme ABAA.