Poetry in Form: Sonnets

NaPoWriMo Poetry Prompts

An olive green book of Shakespeare nestled in a white duvet with a cup and saucer
An olive green book of Shakespeare nestled in a white duvet with a cup and saucer

Sonnets are often the first poetic form people learn about, and for good reason. They are fourteen lines long, usually about one subject, and contain a brief argument that makes a distinct point. These three qualities — brevity, focus, and argument — make them accessible to those who are beginning to read poetry.

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