Capped Sonnet

A Capped Sonnet is a Blank Verse Sonnet
• metric, written iambic pentameter. In English most sonnets are written in iambic pentameter but there are some that occasionally stray from the norm. To metrically stray is not an option with the Blank Verse Sonnet.
• unrhymed.
• a quatorzain with no stanza breaks.
• composed with a pivot or turn which logically arrives in the 2nd half of the sonnet.
which is then ended with a rhymed couplet.

My example

Issue (Capped Sonnet)

Though you seduced an innocent, my dear,
most willingly I did comply that night.
‘Twas out of fear, there was no raging lust;
I knew within my heart you would not wait
and so I staked my claim before I left
to fight and maybe die among my mates.
I married you before we went to war.
Once branded, I imagined you’d not roam.
But founded fears cannot be wished away;
the tides and winds of fate won’t be denied.
Predispositions frequently control.
No man you chose could ever quite decline.
     Our marriage did not last; our children grew.
     They are the precious gift that came from you.

© Lawrencealot – December 5, 2014

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