Friday 18 June 2010

Sonnet Sequence (3): Millennielle

Background to the Millennielle Sonnet form ... 

This form was, I believe, created (or adapted from traditional sonnet forms) by Ian Deal, editor of Aspire. There is a feature on the form in Aspire Vol. 2 (2010). Vol. 3 contains two examples, Meteor by John Brown and Millenielle by Perry McDaid.

The Millennielle is based around the Shakespearean and the Petrarchan sonnet forms.

Compose a Millennielle Sonnet! These are the guidelines ...

The poem should have 14 lines not of iambic pentameter but of 8 syllables each, in tune with present calls for concise wording in poetry.

It should include the three stages of (1) introductory preposition, (2) development of preposition, and (3) conclusion.
The rhyme scheme and layout should be as follows:





I am guessing that the Volta or Turn comes at line 9 (thereby leading in to the conclusion at line 13), but this is an assumption on my part.

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