|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us
Register Log In
OP I'm looking for a self-referential Shakespearian sonnet (i.e: abab cdcd efef gg in iambic pentameter) - any ideas?
OP ...or not neccisarily in iambic pentameter - just the rhyme scheme?
This one is self-referemtoal:
When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf Heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself, and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featur'd like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least:
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee,--and then my state
(Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth) sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings'.
OP Oh, no I meant self-referential, as in referring to the form of a sonnet itself.
There's Sonnet by Billy Collins.
Doesn't exactly fit snugly into the Shakespearean pigeon hole:
Do you know What the Sonnet Is by Eugene Lee-Hamilton? ~ it's in ABBAABBA/CDCDCD form. Here are a few others you may also want to try rolling over your tongue!
OP Brilliant! Thanks all!
Moderated by Jackie
Link Copied to Clipboard
Forum Statistics Forums16Topics13,912Posts229,237Members9,179 Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members TRIALNERRA, befuddledmind, KILL_YOUR_SUV, Heather_Turey, Standy
9,179 Registered Users
Who's Online Now 1 members (wofahulicodoc), 294 guests, and 3 robots. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters wwh 13,858Faldage 13,803Jackie 11,613tsuwm 10,542wofahulicodoc 10,484LukeJavan8 9,912Buffalo Shrdlu 7,210AnnaStrophic 6,511Wordwind 6,296of troy 5,400
Forum Rules · Mark All Read Contact Us · Forum Help · Wordsmith.org