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Precision with Double Rhyme Sonnet

The Double Rhyme Sonnet is a sonnet that rhymes not only the end of the lines but also the front part (metrically)! Of course, I would be looking for imagery, good grammar, meter, etc.; however, the most important criterion is that it be written precisely with both end rhyme AND front line rhyme using the standard English sonnet rhyme pattern of ABAB CDCD EFEF GG and of course, using Iambic Pentameter; therefore, the rhyme on the front is on the stressed syllable (the second one) and NOT on the first syllable. (My entry: A Double Rhymed Sonnet) The starkness of my world now that he’s gone pervades in all I see and hear and feel, but darkness swallows all until the dawn invades. Then what I’ve lost is made more real! I yearn for Moon’s return - her tender light to keep me soothed, for sunshine is my bane. I burn with thoughts of him. I need, each night, to sleep away my longings and the pain. He left, and now he’s far away from me across the globe. Oh, how I love him so! Bereft am I, but he perhaps feels free! My loss means where he is tonight shall glow sweet Moon, caressing him - as once did I, and soon, I’ll face the glare from morning’s sky! For the "Enter Your Own Competition" Contest of Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer

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Date: 10/8/2017 1:21:00 PM
I had planned on keeping an eye for this fine sonnet to place my friend.. And as I predicted to myself it did. Congrats on this superb example of sonnet-eering and your win! Sorry, I can not fav it again!!
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Date: 10/6/2017 3:05:00 PM
Very Well-Done Andrea!! Congratulations on your win here and your outstanding results with this very difficult Double Rhymed Sonnet format. Superb Work and A FAVE!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 10/4/2017 3:54:00 PM
This is an amazing accomplishment Andrea, a double rhyming sonnet, I noticed you Got Robert and Frederick's attention with this write, when skilled sonnet writers tell you it's good, it's good!
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Date: 9/25/2017 8:37:00 PM
Back to congratulate you on your win, . Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 9/25/2017 7:11:00 PM
Congratulations Andrea: I have never tried writing a double sonnet. You have succeeded with flying colors. Love, SuZ
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Date: 9/25/2017 10:48:00 AM
Andrea, congratulations on your win in the contest with this amazing write, yes, I remember your contest !
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Date: 9/25/2017 7:11:00 AM
Coming back with congrats - nice to see this on the winners list.
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Date: 9/25/2017 12:03:00 AM
Congratulations, Andrea on your win.
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Date: 9/24/2017 5:17:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats ... I failed dismally with my poem lol :-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 9/22/2017 7:02:00 AM
There have been a few times I've wondered why I never see any contests sponsored by you - if this entry is anything to go by, you would be a hard task master!! Blimey! Never felt brave enough to attempt Iambic Pantameter (limericks are about as close to any kind of metrical rules that I dare tackle), let alone inject rhymes part-way through the line. Wow! A very impressive piece, carried off with style. Good luck in the contest. Regards, John.
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Date: 9/18/2017 9:45:00 PM
Wow Andrea, I'm impressed! Beautiful sonnet and great rhymes. This must have taken a while.
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Date: 9/18/2017 6:04:00 PM
Superbly executed double rhyme sonnet. You should really run this contest :)
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Date: 9/18/2017 1:39:00 PM
Your imagery is fabulous, Andrea, sonnet wonderful. Good luck in the contest a winner already Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 9/18/2017 10:28:00 AM
This my friend, is truly a top class sonnet. One that sings its beauty and shines a brilliant light on romance and life. A fav and thanks..
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Date: 9/17/2017 8:58:00 PM
You are truly an educated poet! Beautifully written and clever styling!...Always humbling to read your work Andrea :) Have great week
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Date: 9/17/2017 12:55:00 PM
ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? This is an actual thing? Goodness gracious me. WOW! You did it so effortlessly, or so it seems. Definitely something I want to try. Lovely poem in form and content. You do amaze me.
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Date: 9/17/2017 2:16:00 PM
Eileen, someone gave me this challenge years ago but it's difficult to find it online. I found something called Double Trouble, but THAT creator rhymes the FIRST syllable only, so she ends up with nine syllables per line and it's not actually a sonnet, in my opinion. The lady who displays the Double Trouble example then does HER own thing using ten syllables but her meter is all over the place!!
Date: 9/17/2017 11:05:00 AM
you should hold a contest on this form, I found it to be done with your usual skill and really liked it...well done " Poet "
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Date: 9/17/2017 8:02:00 AM
Yes--the sound of double rhyme emanates through your lovely Sonnet, Andrea--such difficult task so well executed--good luck for a top win!!
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Date: 9/17/2017 6:29:00 AM
This is such a daring entry into the contest my friend! You most likely have a first place finish with this gem, at least I would give this poem first place! I surely loved reading this incredible poem this morning! You have amazed me by your skillful nature at write such difficult pieces, how do you do it Andrea? What a magnificent poem, Great work!!
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Date: 9/17/2017 6:16:00 AM
Been Andrea I struggle with a traditional sonnet whilst you pen them with such apparent ease, another beautiful example of your talent:-) hugs Jan xx
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