Further down the page, I analyse each step one at a time with examples of how the writing process can develop. You can’t get much more specific than one particular rug.
EXAMPLE: I've chosen to write a sonnet as a Mother’s Day gift.
Think instead about who's going to read it and what effect you want it to have on them.
In your Italian sonnet, there should be a "turn" after eight lines, where you begin to think of the subject differently.
By the time you get to the end, the writer (you) and the reader should have discovered something new about the subject or should see it in a different light.
Learning how to write a sonnet can give you the chance to combine a traditional form of poetry with more modern themes and vocabulary to create something truly unique. William Shakespeare Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And Summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimmed; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed; But thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st. (One is, surely, allowed to be poetic on a page about poetry.) Perhaps your sonnet is just for you to read. So the purpose is to make my mum feel a warm glow on Mother's Day. (Simple.) (Note for US readers: I’m British, as you may have noticed already.) Purpose and audience of your sonnet So, now is the moment of first truth; the point of your creation's genesis; the superhuman instant, when you set the consequence and nature of your sonnet.If you're writing an Italian sonnet, you already know your first line will rhyme with the fourth, fifth, and eighth lines (ABBAABBA).If you're trying a Shakespearean sonnet, you'll be rhyming with only the third (ABAB CDCD).Your teacher may appreciate it if you choose an unusual topic.After the first line, depending on the type of sonnet you're writing, you already know at least one of your rhyme sounds, so you can plan ahead a little.Often the final six lines conclude with a rhyming couplet (two-liner) about the sonnet’s overall concept or theme. Also, I want to prove a point to you here – that almost anything will do as your starting topic.Sonnets fall into two main types: • The English sonnet, which is made up of three sections of four lines each followed by one rhyming couplet • The slightly older Romance or Italian sonnet, which is formed in two sections, of eight lines and six lines respectively There are other forms. So, knowing this, if you would like even more details about how to write a sonnet, the following step-by-step method may help. I look around the room I’m writing this in and notice my rug, which is an old Persian wool affair in warm, faded red, blue and brown.Once you start thinking about it, you may be surprised how many sentences and phrases will fit into the pattern."I miss him more than usual today," for instance, is an iambic sentence.