Bardic Sonnet

Form introduced by William Kenneth Keller, aka Shades of Bill on Allpoetry
Uses the Shakespearean sonnet form.  (iambic pentameter: abab cdcd efef gg rhyme scheme)
However the form is constrained and enhanced with the following requirements:
1.)The rhyme is to be INTERNAL CROSS RHYME,  not end rhyme. 
This is formally know as INTERLACED RHYME.
The interlaced rhymes should occur within the first 3 feet of the line.
2.)Rather than end rhyme, I would like you to employ a type of alliteration used by Irish poets – 
Which is strict CONSONANT RHYME.
Keep EACH consonant sound the same. (you can ignore the letter, ‘N’.) 
For example: carnage and carpet would NOT alliterate, but carnage and carriage would: 
the ‘K’ sound and ‘R’ sound and ‘G’ sound in ‘carnage’ is reproduced in order with the ‘K’ sound and ‘R’ sound and ‘G’ sound in ‘carriage’ (the letter ‘N’ in ‘carnage’ is ignored.)
3.)The Rhyme scheme is for both cross rhyme and alliteration.


Restated Specifications:
Uses Shakespearian Sonnet format with end-rhyme being replaced by strict consonant rhyme.
Requires Iambic Pentameter.
Requires Interlaced rhyme.

End-Rhyme scheme:     abab cdcd efef gg
Cross-rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef gg

My failed example:

You Ask Too Much

A poet asked the wizard for some rhyme
and for a metronomic type of mind.
“Just why am I now tasked to let rimes roam
where they’d not roamed before, to just what end?”
“For sake of sex as Miller* postulates,”
the poet answered back.  And rhyme was there. 
A metric text removes the irritants.
“I know it,” the Wizard said, “You’ll find it’s here. 
“Can you make me more consonant aware?”
I cried,  “So Welsh and Irish I might write?”
Then he did grumble, “You keep wanting more.
If you decide that skill is worth your vote
I think you’ll earn it. Go away, be gone.”
I’ll try to learn it. Here I go again.

© Lawrencealot – July 6, 2013

*Evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller hypothesizes that rhyme is a form of sexually selected handicap imposed on communication making poetry harder and more reliable as a signal of verbal intelligence and overall fitness.[2]
From Wikipedia
This was supposed to be a Bardic Sonnet, but failed to use all of the consonant sounds in the end-rhyme.  I post it merely to show how you can go astray on this complex if your attention waivers as mine so frequently does.



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This was the contest winner.   Not only does it have perfect compliance with all of the requirements, but those who pay attention will notice that is is also an acrostic.






Salamanders’ Fireburst

This is a sonnet form invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines.
It is stanzaic, consisting of three quatrains and a non-rhyming couplet.
Iy id metric, written in either iambic pentameter or iambic tetrameter.
Rhyme pattern is abcb acdc aded ae, where the c and d rhymes must be feminine.
 Example poem
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Tramp Stamp 777LLY     (Salamander’s Fireburst)
I don’t know why my daddy named his car.
He named it Lilly, and my mom don’t care.
He says she’s has a soft top that he fancies
and that she’s got a tramp-stamp right back there,
and she’s his ride and carries his guitar.
To name her after mom would be too chancy;
she’s square,  demure and won’t attract a copper
and her tramp-stamp just doesn’t go with Nancy.
“She let’s the dog ride with us to the bar,
she’ll haul things when your mommy plays the shopper
but she dissuades my mom-in-law with charm.”
Of all the things she does, well that’s the topper.
She’s sassy, gutsy, willing to go far,
his Lilly’s cute yet causes no alarm.
© Lawrencealot – February 25, 2014
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Elfmath Sonnet

This is a sonnet form invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines.
Very Sestina-like.
The defining characteristic is that you must use repeating end words in the rhyme scheme of any existing sonnet.
It is stanzaic, consisting of three quatrains and a couplet
Or                                           two quatrains and two tercets
It is written in iambic pentameter.
It uses WORD refrains in every stanza.
 Example poem
To Write an Elfmath Sonnet
To write an Elfmath Sonnet poets know
that they will never have to search for rhymes.
A word will rhyme with itself, that we know;
repeating words (required), will give you rhymes.
This sonnet makes demands that we use words
To end a line, so that they may repeat
because by rule, they must! Repeating words-
the specs define just where they must repeat.
But since the author specified the choice
of options that now number only three
we can’t let complex rhyming be our choice.
We’ll rhyme seven, or two or four- not three.
Since every time we end with couplet rhyme
I’m glad that I enjoy said couplet rhyme.
© Lawrencealot – February 25, 2014
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Note: I created the template and poem when I thought the word
Pattern Jose set forth were requirements.  They are not, they are
Only examples.  You may choose your own word pattern.

Chained Sonnet

Chained Sonnet
Type:
Structure, Metrical Requirement, Repetitive Requirement, Isosyllabic, Simple, Pivot Requirement
Description:
Each line begins with the last word of the preceding line.
Notes:
To keep to iambic pentameter with this form, each line-ending word must be iambic and an even number of syllables to restart the next line keeping to meter.
Chained Sonnet is any sonnet that uses the poetic device of chaining
The defining features of the Chained sonnet is:
  • the verse is written in any sonnet form.
  • chained when the end word of the previous line is the first word of the next line.
  • flexible, at the poet’s discretion, to bring the sonnet full circle the first word of the sonnet is the last word of the sonnet.
My Thanks to Charles L. Weatheford and Judi Van Gorden for the fine resources above.
Example Poem
Gargoyles Aren’t Real – We Are     (Chained Sonnet)
Before we met I had become entranced,
Entranced by how my life had been enhanced.
Enhanced by lack of guile which so revealed,
Revealed a spirit not to be concealed.
Concealed not by an artifact deployed.
Deployed so verity is not destroyed.
Destroyed in falsity would be belief,
belief that truth would reap its own relief,
relief from wearing faces that dispute–
dispute your soul and render self abuse.
Abuse not one another with pretend.
Pretend creates facades you can’t defend.
The grinning gargoyles sat and watched above,
above our heads as we two fell in love.
© Lawrencealot – February 23, 2014
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Sonondilla or Sardine

This is a form invented by Charles L. Weatherford the creator of one of the best Poetry learning sites in the English speaking world.
 
 
 
In his own word Charles explains that he devloped to form to play to his own particular strengths:
 
Creating the “sonondilla, I actually used two existing forms. First was the Petrarchan sonnet; second was the redondilla, a purely syllabic Spanish quatrain with envelope rhyme scheme (abba).
 Based on this mixing, I came up with a fourteen line form that was syllabic, but was also tougher to rhyme than other sonnets. I’m much better at rhyming than a lot of people. (That isn’t to say that I don’t put out some real klinkers in my light verse.)
 
 So, the sonondilla’s predominant rhyme scheme is abbaabbaccddcc, which is even more difficult than the Petrarchan sonnet. “
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And from  the Britannica:
redondilla, a Spanish stanza form consisting of four trochaic lines, usually of eight syllables each, with a rhyme scheme of abba. Quatrains in this form with a rhyme scheme of abab, sometimes also called redondillas, are more commonly known as serventesios. Redondillas have been common in Castilian poetry since the 16th century. The word is derived from the Spanish redondo, meaning “round.”
Pasted from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/494744/redondilla

And from Poetrybase:

Sardine

Type:

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Simple, Pivot Requirement

Description:

A sonnet that uses redondilla as a base. Each line is eight syllables and has the rhyme scheme abbacddceeffee or abbaabbaccddcc. It is also known as the Redondilla sonnet, the Napoleonic sonnet, or the Sonondilla.

Attributed to:

“The Dread Poet Roberts”

Origin:

American

Schematic:

Rhyme: abbacddceeffee or abbaabbaccddcc
Line meter: xxxxxxxx or xX xX xX xX or Xx Xx Xx Xx

 

Pasted from http://www.poetrybase.info/forms/002/290.shtm

Many Thanks to Charles Weatherford for his wonderful resource site.

 
So we have the Sonondilla or SardineSonnet
It should be written in octosyllabic lines.
Meter either iambic or trochaic
Rhyme scheme: Rhyme: abbacddceeffee or abbaabbaccddcc
Volta to appear at line 9.
I found the Sonondilla first, then found the Sardine.  I asked the inventor about it.
His reply:
 Larry, 
I usually go with Sardine. It is a good joke name 
that my buddy Chuck Lipsig (He’s a poet and 
playwright on my FB friends’ list.) came up with 
while I was developing the form.  
The idea was that Sardinia was sort of midway 
between Spain (redondilla) and Sicily (Sonnet). 
The geography was the basis of several of the joke 
names, such as Napoleonic sonnet. 
Several people have written sardines (the poem) 
with the theme of sardines (the fish). 
I remember one I saw talking about people on a crowded 
train with the sardines-in-a-can metaphor.
Charley
My example:
Ambiguity           (Sonondilla or Sardine)
 
In ambiguity there’s hope
that your misstatement may make sense
to someone sitting on the fence
who’s neither voted yep  nor nope.
Thus politician’s often cope
with lack of what’s called commonsense
by merely giving no offence.
If you don’t get it, you’re the dope.
You cannot fact check what’s not said
Thus inferences that have led
to contrary conclusions are
non-specific, sometimes bizarre.
Turn off the TV, go to bed,
or watch grass grow; you’ll be ahead.
 
©Lawrencealot – February 1, 2014
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Sonondilla