Sonnet 3 (Shakespearean Style) [How-To Write Sonnets]

Sonnet 3 (Shakespearean Style) [How-To Write Sonnets]

A Poem by Jeff Miller

I just wrote this sonnet...about writing sonnets.


Sonnets must have only ten syllables

They need to have exactly fourteen lines

And tell a story like a parable

And contain an organized set of rhymes.

Generally, they are about a love

Alas, sonnet translates to little song

Maybe comparing beauty to a dove

Follow the format and you can’t go wrong;

But, you can’t stray from your chosen topic

Stick to your message, however, don’t stress

‘Cause of errors that are microscopic

So you don’t end up with a garbled mess

  In your mind you know you are truly smart

  So close your eyes and listen to your heart.

© 2010 Jeff Miller

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I think you did a great job on this writing about how to write a sonnet. It has a fun and playful feel to it while at the same time it is teaching something. That is the best way to teach, I think, make it fun.

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Added on April 12, 2010
Last Updated on April 21, 2010
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Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller

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I'm 23 years old, married to Sarah for 3 years, and have one puppy. We just had our first angel, Audrey. I love literature and music. My wife was my biggest inspiration, the reason for over 100 pieces.. more..