Poetic Forms: the Sonnet

DP #39: Laughter

Free write for five minutes about what makes you laugh.

 

Today, you’re going to try your hand at writing a sonnet, arguably the most popular form of poetry in the world.  There are several types, but we’re going to focus on the ever-popular Shakespearean sonnet.

Here’s a handout to help guide you through the process. Take the rest of the hour to try writing one.

 

Happy writing!

 

 

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The SONNET

Daily Prompt

WN #47: Laughter

Freewrite for five minutes about what makes you laugh.

 

Today, you’re going to try your hand at writing a sonnet, arguably the most popular form of poetry in the world.  There are several types, but we’re going to focus on the ever-popular Shakespearean sonnet.

Here’s a handout to help guide you through the process. Take the rest of the hour to try writing one.

Tomorrow, we’ll do some sharing of both your limerick and your sonnet. Happy writing!

 

 

 

The mother of all poems: the SONNET

Daily Prompt

WN #35: Laughter

Freewrite for five minutes about what makes you laugh.

Continuing yesterday’s lesson, we’re going to watch three new poets read one of their poems to us.   After each poet reads, you’ll be writing down your initial reactions.

 


Today, you’re going to try your hand at writing a sonnet, arguably the most popular form of poetry in the world.  There are several types, but we’re going to focus on the ever-popular Shakespearean sonnet.

Here’s a handout to help guide you through the process.

And for those who really want a challenge, trying writing a villanelle.  Talk about highly structured!

Have fun!

 

 

Sonnets

Daily Prompt #23: Writing from Literature

Listen as I read the following sonnet, then write your reactions to it.

Take five minutes.

Now I’m going to read another sonnet.  Again, write your reactions to it.

Take five minutes.

Over the next two days, you’re going to write a sonnet, arguably the most popular form of poetry on the planet.

Let’s try our hand at writing one!

How to Write a Sonnet :  this is a really cool website about sonnets.  If you like this form, I suggest you check it out!

Also, here’s a compilation of all of Shakespeare’s sonnets.  He’s the gold standard when it comes to sonnets (and all writing, really).

For this Friday’s graded blog post, I’d love to see some original free verse and sonnets.  🙂

(I wonder how many more times I can write the word sonnets on this blog post about sonnets)