An overview by Ravynn D.

Overview/History of Sonnet

The Sonnet poem is from Italy "which means little sound or song". Its a popular classical form.Sonnet has two forms of poetry: which are the penchant and the Shakespearean.

purpose of sonnet poetry

To express your feelings to/about someone or something.

Characteristics of Sonnet

Fourteen lines need to be in this poem.Written iambic pentameter. Several Rhyme schemes. Broken down into four sections.

Examples of a sonnet

Twinkle Twinkle little star

how i wonder what you are

up above the world so high

like a diamond in the sky

Works Cited

"Poetic Forms: The Sonnet." Poetic Forms: The Sonnet. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2014. Academy of American Poets, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2014.