Sonnet Shredder #1  December 8, 2012 - December 22, 2012

Reading and Deliberating


Take one of Shakespeare's sonnets and "shred" it into its constituent words. Season with your imagination and reassemble into one of your own while maintaining the Elizabethan form.

"The form consists of fourteen lines structured as three quatrains and a couplet. The third quatrain generally introduces an unexpected sharp thematic or imagistic "turn"; the volta. In Shakespeare's sonnets, however, the volta usually comes in the couplet, and usually summarizes the theme of the poem or introduces a fresh new look at the theme. With only a rare exception, the meter is iambic pentameter, although there is some accepted metrical flexibility (e.g., lines ending with an extra-syllable feminine rhyme, or a trochaic foot rather than an iamb, particularly at the beginning of a line). The usual rhyme scheme is end-rhymed a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g."[1]

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