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Cornish Sonnet Simplified


Blog Posted:3/10/2014 9:38:00 AM
Some have asked for clarification on the sonnet contest and after reading it over myself I can see why. The example poem would be unlikely to place high in my own contest because of its inconsistency in meter and syllable count. The only thing it's a good example for is the rhyme scheme. Also the definition is somewhat ambiguous in that it refers to all the lines as couplets which they are not. I copied the form off of The Poets Garret web site.  I would describe the Cornish Sonnet as two sestets followed by a couplet (6-6-2). The first line of each sestet becomes the couplet in that order, so the couplet therefore will not rhyme but when you write those first lines of each sestet makes sure they will make sense together to finish your poem and flow nicely as an ending as well as a start to your sestets. Also, the more consistent your meter is whether it is iambic, trochaic, anapestic, or dactylic, if you make it consistent along with syllable count and your poem also has a wonderful flowing story you will rank very high. Someone could possibly win over a perfectly metered poem with better substance but the two together will be unbeatable.  So remember the rhyme scheme Abacbc  Dedfef  AD
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  1. Date: 3/10/2014 4:42:00 PM
    Someday ... someday I'll write a sonnet. : D I promise!

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  1. Date: 3/10/2014 1:43:00 PM
    I will have to let this stew in my mind, for topic, theme... but it looks like a very lovely form, and I have been wanting to write sonnets lately. :)

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  1. Date: 3/10/2014 10:40:00 AM
    CRAIG....I JUST ENTERED! I DID EXACTLY WHAT YOU HAVE DESCRIBED HERE!!! I'm SO ebullient....I'll faint! Hmmmmm....does it need to be anonymous? I didn't write my name on it, but you could use mine as a sample!!! HA HA HA HA!!! Your contests ALWAYS push me to fly out of my little nest and soar on the wind!!! Hugs

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  1. Date: 3/10/2014 10:33:00 AM
    as someone pointed out in my blog, your contest page has words that are cut by ads... have you seen it.. okay., will try to compose one for the contest.. huggs!

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