Write Me a Sonnet  September 13, 2009 - November 25, 2009

Contest Completed

Congratulations

GRAND SONNETEER - Sonnet IX
Shakespeare's Sister (2nd place) - I Come Empty Handed
A Gold-tipped Song (3rd place) - The One
the Penultimate Sonnet (4th place) - I HELD MY TONGUE (A Spenserian Sonnet)
Balladeer 'o' Bedlam (5th place) - The Spider in the Sink

Details

I know no-one's used to form much these days, so here's a special kind of challenge for you -- a sonnet. A modern sonnet or an old-style one, it must follow the basic structure of 14 lines written in 10-syllable iambic pentameter lines. I would suggest a rhyme scheme to go along with it, but it's not necessary. In case you want it, the Shakespearean rhyme scheme is ABAB CDCD EFEF GG... and that worked out pretty well for him.
Automatic first prize to anyone who writes me a crown of sonnets.
... All sonnets have to be around a specific theme. It usually ends up being love, but it certainly doesn't have to be.
Good luck good luck good luck! I look forward to reading these.

Prizes

pure priceless satisfaction

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11 Contestants
11 Submissions
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Created Sep 13, 2009