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Albert's Poetry Cafe ~ Poeticpiers ~ Fun with Form: "Curtal sonnet"  December 13, 2008 - January 12, 2009

Contest Completed

Congratulations

Blue Ribbon - A Winter\'s Dream
Gold Star - WITH GOD MY ROAD IS BRIGHT
Silver Star - Welcome Spring

Details

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 xc
xx xx xx d
xc
Example in iambic tetrameter a variation.



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

The ladies eye him eagerly,
the competition is intense.
But the ladies can�t perceive
they won�t impress him easily
His ploy of boyish innocence.
Deceives






Prizes

1st, 2nd, 3rd and Albert's Special Award

Moderator

Helena
Helena
Australia

Stats

3 Contestants
3 Submissions
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Created Dec 14, 2008