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Italian Sonnet Poems

Read wonderful italian sonnet poetry on the following sub-topics: christmas, friendships, love, music, nature, petrarchan, and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.

List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
The other side of the wind THE BARON Italian Sonnet dream, muse, perspective,
In Contemplation of Mortality THE BARON Italian Sonnet death,
Injustice Akilah Babb Italian Sonnet corruption, discrimination, faith, freedom,
Premium Member Poem SHE'S NOT WITHOUT A FAITH Martin Brown Italian Sonnet emotions,
Premium Member Poem Treasures J P Marmaro Italian Sonnet appreciation, friendship, perspective,
Premium Member Poem Sacred Burial Ground Phillip Garcia Italian Sonnet abuse, america, native american,
Premium Member Poem Autumn Sonnet Marylou Bondi Italian Sonnet autumn, childhood, halloween,
In My Life taai tekai Italian Sonnet appreciation,
Premium Member Poem Love's Spirit Speaks to Us Gary Bateman Italian Sonnet allegory, devotion, emotions, god,
Recuerda Allan Terry Italian Sonnet courage, creation, dance, encouraging,
Premium Member Poem They Became A Couple Caren Krutsinger Italian Sonnet love, marriage,
the proposal Arum Dusu Italian Sonnet proposal,
Melanthara Carolyn Dewey Italian Sonnet break up, character, desire,
Spiritual Love Mintra Mankasingh Italian Sonnet 12th grade, love, spiritual,
Premium Member Poem The River Bend Angel L Villanueva Italian Sonnet heart, relationship, sad love,
A Lullaby for the Drowned Henrique Oliveira Italian Sonnet death, lust, moon, night,
lost love Franchesica Berry Italian Sonnet age, cute love,
Seahorses Michelle Faulkner Italian Sonnet fairy, fantasy, horse, magic,
The Burden of Perfection Michelle Faulkner Italian Sonnet philosophy, pride,
Premium Member Poem Early Spring Janis Thompson Italian Sonnet flower, spring, tree,
Premium Member Poem An April Sonnet Andrea Dietrich Italian Sonnet nature,
Premium Member Poem Spring Peekaboo Susan Gentry Italian Sonnet absence, environment, light, snow,
Mademoiselle Papillon Madeleine Riha Italian Sonnet butterfly, life, seasons,
Premium Member Poem Hope For Spring Gregory R Barden Italian Sonnet earth, environment, future, spring,
Premium Member Poem Resurrected Elaine George Italian Sonnet spring,
Spring Time Alfred Berggren Italian Sonnet spring,
Premium Member Poem Springtime, Camped Between the Mountain Valleys Eve Roper Italian Sonnet mountains, nature, night, spring,
Spring Flowers Anisha Dutta Italian Sonnet beautiful, flower, spring,
Premium Member Poem SPRING UNLEASHED Kim Rodrigues Italian Sonnet nature, storm, weather,
Expectations Jo Chadwick Italian Sonnet uplifting,
Premium Member Poem Spring's Promise Angel L Villanueva Italian Sonnet seasons, spring, winter,
Premium Member Poem Springs Spell Jeff Kantor Italian Sonnet magic, moon, spiritual, spring,
Premium Member Poem Thoughts Race Sara Kendrick Italian Sonnet anxiety,
Premium Member Poem The Two Faces of Spring John Gondolf Italian Sonnet spring,
Premium Member Poem A Spring Mindset Janice Canerdy Italian Sonnet childhood, joy, spring,
Artful Stratagem Andrew Crisci Italian Sonnet absence, bird, lonely, longing,
Spring Viv Wigley Italian Sonnet pain, spring,
Premium Member Poem Children and dogs replenish my soul Caren Krutsinger Italian Sonnet animal, appreciation, children, dog,
Flowers Won't Wither Subimal Sinha-Roy Italian Sonnet flower, love, spring,
Premium Member Poem To Cherry Blossom Nina Parmenter Italian Sonnet nature, spring,
Going Green Again taai tekai Italian Sonnet allusion,
Premium Member Poem Spring Rebirth Sandra Haight Italian Sonnet spring,
Premium Member Poem Sonnet For Spring Daniel Turner Italian Sonnet spring,
Premium Member Poem Asparagus Sara Kendrick Italian Sonnet love,
Premium Member Poem Spring's Beginnings Laura Leiser Italian Sonnet life, nature, spring,
Premium Member Poem Spring Arrives Frederic Parker Italian Sonnet spring,
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Premium Member Poem Remembering Spring Dale Gregory Cozart Italian Sonnet metaphor, nature, spring,
Premium Member Poem Fiddleheads on the River Walls craig cornish Italian Sonnet life,
PETRARCHAN SONNET - SPRING Mick Talbot Italian Sonnet nature, pollution, spring,
Petrarchan Sonnet - BY THE RULES Mick Talbot Italian Sonnet muse, nature, poetry,

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Italian Sonnet Poems. Examples of Italian Sonnets and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Italian Sonnet poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of an Italian Sonnet.

Brief Definition

An Italian sonnet is a type of poem that has two sections. It is a rhymed sequence that follows the pattern of a b b a a b b a. Clearly, the second section of the poem begins with the third 'a'. The change in section of the poem reflects a change in the subject matter. Usually, this means a shift in the tone of the poem as well.

The Italian sonnet is around 14 lines on average; 7 lines in the first section and 7 in the second. Many times the end of the Italian sonnet is a broken sentence or one that includes an en dash (--). Sometimes the rhyming pattern could be changed to a b b a a c c a, which removes the need for two sections of the poem. Either way works, though most people prefer the a b b a a b b a style to the a b b a a c c a style because the latter is classic and more well-known. 

Italian Sonnet Poem Example

Down Fall

Within the warmth of home, I sit amazed
at the gentle fall of snow through window pane.
Cup of tea in hand, my layered thoughts unchain,
and tumble from the tip of tongue unfazed
to land upon a pristine page appraised,
aided by the silent fall through snowy pane.
Oh, the soft white wintry glow 'pon the lane
leaves a graceful drape, Lord be praised.

Within the warmth of home, I muse on themes 
of days to come and those gone bye and so,
I thank the Lord for all of nature's schemes,
for the gift of time, for peace, and for the snow. 
Oh, make the blanket deep, I wish to dream,
may all my days and 'morrows have this glow.

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