The Sonnets are one of the best known, and often most beautiful, forms of poetry. Of course, Shakespeare made them famous. His works are among the best of all time. In fact, his name has become synonymous with the name “Sonnet.”
The basic Sonnet is composed of 14 lines usually written in iambic pentameter, and frequently upon the theme of love or romance. But that is not always the case. What is best about a Sonnet is, that it is a structured type of poem, but that structure can be stretched in many different ways. It can be, and has been, argued that changing one or more of the elements does not change the essence of a Sonnet. If you can retain some or most of the elements, it is still a Sonnet. That is the premise of this book.
Within it, the author presents 73 different configurations/formats of the Sonnet Form, and he has personally written 170 examples. Each poem is a blended composition of verse, background, colors, and image. All the poems and all the photographs in this book are the author’s work.
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