Term Two Contest

Write a Shakespearian Sonnet

This is a poem of fourteen lines of iambic pentameter.

There are four stanzas. Three of four lines, then a final couplet.

It follows the rhyme scheme:

a, b, a, b,
c, d, c, d,
e, f, e, f,
g, g

Scroll down for the PowerPoint presentations or click “Poetry” on the right.

The sonnet can be about anything at all: the joy of Marmite on toast, the death of a loved one, the tragedy of Manchester United winning the last Manchester derby. Anything at all.

This is a difficult task, so the prize will be suitably lavish.

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