Albert's Poetry Cafe ~ Poeticpiers Fun with Form ~ CURTAL SONNET  August 7, 2009 - August 17, 2009

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Blue Ribbon - LIKE SHEEP TO SLAUGHTER

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Curtal sonnet.
Devised by Gerald Manley Hopkins

The first ten lines are written in Iambic pentameter but the last and concluding line is a spondee.

Rhyme pattern
A
B
C
A
B
C
D
B
C
D
C
xx xx xx xa
xx xx xx xb
xx xx xx xc
xx xx xx xa
xx xx xx xb
xx xx xx xc
xx xx xx xd
xx xx xx xb
xx xx xx xb
xx xx xx xc
xx xx xx d
xc
Example in iambic tetrameter a variation.



Though smartly dressed he does not seem
at ease, hes lacking confidence.
Looks immature and still nave.
Although hes handsome as a dream.
Hes hesitant to give offence
or so he lets the girls believe.

The ladies eye him eagerly,
the competition is intense.
But the ladies cant perceive
they wont impress him easily
His ploy of boyish innocence.
Deceives



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Created Aug 8, 2009