A lesson on the sonnet

IB English A Literature: A lesson on the sonnet

"The sonnet"s fourteen lines have called to poets for almost a thousand years. It is the Goldilocks form: when others seem too long, too short, too intricate, too shapeless, too heavy, too light, too simple or too demanding the sonnet is always just right. It has the compactness to contain a single thought and feeling, but space enough for narrative, development and change."Stephen Fry"s guide to writing poetry, The...

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