The word sonnet is derived from the Italian word “sonetto,” which means a “little song” or small lyric. In poetry, a sonnet has 14 lines, and is written in iambic pentameter. Each line has 10 syllables. It has a specific rhyme scheme, and a volta, or a specific turn.
Italian or Petrarchan sonnet was introduced by 14th century Italian poet Francesco Petrarch. The rhyme scheme of a Petrarchan sonnet features the first eight lines, called an octet, which rhymes as abba–abba–cdc–dcd. The remaining six lines are called a sestet
I apologise if my volta is not strong enough. But it was a tough challenge for me to try.
Anyway I dedicate my poem to the lives lost in the recent bombing in Sri Lanka and the shooting in Churchland, New Zealand. Being human is to share faith and to share hope. This unnecessary bled shed only makes us less human. It festers the hate of seggregation and turn us into monsters. The sacred waters of blood and tears are spilt enough. Take a moment now, in whatever faith you believe in and pray for the lost souls and say to yourself that you are human and that you are going to spread hope and not fear. Remind yourself and others what it is to be human. Dear admin, if you feel my post is too sensitive or touches racy topics I would not be mad if you deleted this post.
I thank you Mirakee family for reading and I hope I brought a realisation to all to remember to be the loving and kind humans that you always are. Stay safe and peace to all.
Sir William Shakespere was my hero. Ever since in the classroom when my teacher read to me "Life's A Brief Candle" my world changed and that is the bloom of my love for poetry. I always found that he used symbols and shadows to portray a deeper meaning which resembles a thousand words. This challenge couldn't have come sooner as soon it is my hero's birthday if he were still alive. Thank you @writerstolli and I hope I wrote as best as I can to follow Sir William Shakespere's style of writing.
Amazing new challenge from @carolyns_challenge_account. I did some research and learnt a lot about different styles of poetry. Out of all the amazing choices I decided to choose a haiku poem as I have never done one before. This has tested my mind and certainly has challenged me.
A haiku poem is a short poem of only 3 phrases. A haiku consists of 17 syllables. Each line having a different set of syllables. First phrase 5, second phrase 7 and third phrase 5 syllables. 5,7,5. Origins Japan. A haiku does not have to rhyme but in my piece it does rhyme and also explains why I rhyme. I constructed this haiku by counting syllables in words that I wanted to use, if there were too many or not enough syllables, I would find a relating or similar word that had the right amount of syllables to use instead.