WD Poetic Form Challenge: Sonnet

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I expect this challenge to be super competitive, challenging and fun! After all, the sonnet is one of the more popular and flexible forms available to English-writing poets.

Click here if you're unsure how to write a sonnet. (It's basically just a 14-line poem with a flexible rhyme scheme. There's a general rule of thumb for meter, but I'll let you know right now that I won't be scanning lines.)

As in previous challenges, the poet who writes the sonnet that I like best will be featured in a future issue of Writer's Digest magazine (the July/August issue to be precise). Poets should paste their sonnets in the comments below; I will not accept submissions by any other means.

Click here to read the general rules for the WD Poetic Form Challenge.

The deadline for the sonnet challenge is March 10, 2011. That means you have roughly 41 days to turn around 14 lines of poetic brilliance. You can do it!

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