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Poetry Form: Cento Sonnet

| August 30, 2021

Earlier this month, I talked about sonnets not being quite as difficult as they’d originally seemed to me. And quite some time ago, I explained the cento. But what if you mash them together? Recently, I constructed a cento sonnet, which took lines from existing sonnets and rearranged them together into a cento, which used […]

Poetry Form: Sonnet

| August 2, 2021

The sonnet is a poetry form that has intimidated me for a long time. I’m not great at poems that rhyme or have a tightly prescribed meter. And anyway, Shakespeare, right?! He was so good at sonnets, how can anyone else compare? Turns out, Shakespearean sonnets are but one of the possible forms of sonnets. […]