Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bloggers Challenge!

For your next blog post, I challenge you to compose your own Petrarchan sonnet, following (as many as is humanly possible) of the conventions we discussed in class. These include:
  • Octave / Sestet
  • rhyme scheme
  • iambic pentameter
  • themes of love, love lost, love unfulfilled
  • enjambment (your sentences can spill over several lines)
For reference, return to the Poetry resource page on the wiki. After you're done or even while you work, record your experiences in trying to mirror Petrarch's poetry. Where do you run into difficulty? What was surprisingly easy/fun?

1 comment:

  1. Oh dear. I'm still musing.
    By the way, I changed the title of my blog so it would not be confused with Meghan's. It is now: unfinished ⋄ oeuvre