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History of the Sonnet
What is the Sonnet?
Characteristics of the Sonnet
Why We Write the Sonnet
Example of a Sonnet
This is an Italian Sonnet written by James DeFord in 1997:
Turn back the heart you turned away
Give back your kissing breath
Leave not my love as you have left
The broken hearts of yesterday
But wait, be still, don't lose this way
Affection now, for what you guess
May be something more, could be less
Accept my love, live for today
Your roses wilted, as love spurned
Yet trust in me, my love and truth
Dwell in my heart, from which you've turned
My strength as great as yours aloof
It is in fear you turn away
And miss the chance of love today!
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