How to write a sonnet. Learn how to write a sonnet. Topics include rhyme schemes for Shakespearean and Petrarchan sonnets, iambic pentameter, and the appropriate subject matter for a sonnet. I'm a high school English teacher near Seattle. If you have comments or corrections, I'd love to hear 'em.
And just so you know, all of this content, including my ridiculously bad sample lines, like "Dog, you make me grab your steaming poop / my hand encased in plastic shopping bags," are all copyrighted (believe it or not). Please make up your own; you can definitely do better than cats eating casserole and cake.
The music is royalty-free, from GarageBand.
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