Time to look at the Spenserian Sonnet

Invented and thus named after the English poet Edmund Spenser. Edmund Spenser lived in the 16th century. The Spenserian sonnet … More

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Shakespearean Sonnets – what are they and how to write one.

Another type of sonnet is the Shakespearean sonnet. This type of sonnet has three quatrains (4 lines) which are then … More

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Francesco Petrarca and the Petrarchan Sonnet

Giacomo da Lentini is credited with creating the Italian sonnet. Later Guittone d’Arezzo tailored the sonnet to his own language … More

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Sonnets…what are they and where did they come from?

The basic concept of a sonnet is simple. 1.      It takes two related and yet at the same time contrasting … More

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Fibonacci Poetry

Fibonacci poetry is based on a number sequence. Typically a Fibonacci poem has 6 lines and 20 syllables. Many poets … More

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Definition of an Acrostic Poem

An Acrostic Poem tells its readers about the title word. It takes the letters of the title and uses that … More

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