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I've been reading some Shakespeare recently, and that has made me want to write some sonnets. Sure, iambic pentameter can be a bit tricky sometimes, but sonnets have been fun recently. Normally I hate sonnets because of all of the rules, but whatever. Here is the first sonnet of my…
Villanelle in iambic pentameter. After nearly three years, the somewhat contrived artistic, liberal veneer of Brighton is wearing thin and I am starting to encounter the same fakes, pigs and profiteers that I thought I had escaped.
This is a Shakespearean Sonnet I wrote for a poetry class Fall Quarter this year. It is a response to a poem by Sylvia Plath, "The Moon and the Yew Tree," which is one of my favorites. The rhyme scheme is strict but I have taken a little liberty with…