Sonnet Recipe Essay

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Sonnet Soup Recipe Ingredients: 14 lines written in iambic pentameter A pinch of love,hatred or death Different parts of speech A brain that thinks (one iamb is 1 stressed syllable and 1 unstressed syllable) 1.Think about an idea for your soup ,eg. about love. 2.Write out the sonnet how you would like it to be,include 14 lines only. 3.Now you have 14 lines that don’t rhyme or have 10 syllables. So make it rhyme, eg. rain, space, pain, train.The pattern for this is ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. 4.Find new words to replace all words ,except rhyming words at the end of the sentences,with words that mean the same. 5.Here is an example of sonnet soup: First Quatrain A.Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? B.Thou art more lovely and more temperate: A.Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, B.And summer's lease hath all too short a date: Second Quatrain C.Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, D.And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; C.And every fair from fair sometime declines, D.By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd; Third Quatrain E.But thy eternal summer shall not fade F.Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st; E.Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade, F.When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st; CoupletG.So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, G.So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. A sonnet always has 4 quatrains: First quatrain-an exposition of the main theme and main metaphor. Second quatrain-Theme and metaphor extended often an imaginative example is given. Third quatrain-A twist or conflict often introduced by a but. Couplet-Summarizes and leaves the reader with a new opinion about the sonnet soup. There's your Finished Sonnet Soup

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