How to Write Sonnets

Sonnets are composed of:

1.  14 lines

2.  Rhyme Scheme of: ababcdcdefefgg

3.  Are usually about love in conflict

 4.  Use iambic pentameter  = 10 syllables per line (syllables 2,4,6,8, and 10 are stressed)

Examples are found on pages 787 and 818

*You can do your sonnet about Act III, Act IV or ANYTHING that you love -- including hobbies, food, animals, etc!