My Sonnet Information

Tyler Wilson

Characteristics of a Sonnet

A sonnet, in English poetry, is a poem that has fourteen lines, it usually is in iambic pentameter, that has one of two regular rhyme schemes.

History of the Sonnet Poem

“It’s tight rhyme scheme and metrical regularity emphasize its musicality, but the sonnet is also thought of as the first poetic form that was intended to be read silently, as opposed to performed and shared.”

Purpose of the Sonnet Poem

The purpose of a Sonnet Poem is to work out any feelings,thoughts,desires, or goals. They say that the Sonnet poem kind of forces you to get your feelings out and express them in your poem.

For Example,

The first is an Italian Sonnet by James DeFord, written in 1997:

Turn back the heart you've 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!

Works Cited

"One Account. All of Google." Learning Sonnet. Ratchel Ritcherdson, n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2014. <>.

"Poetry Flyer Requirements - Google Docs." Sonnet Examples. 1996-2014 LoveToKnow, Corp., n.d. Web. 07 Dec. 2014. <>.