Choi’s Sonnet

Choi’s Sonnet – abab bbcc cdcd dd
 
Little Info available, if you have some, please let me know.
 
Example Poem:
 
Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Choi’s  Sonnet)
Should you be moved to speak in anger, dear,
I ask that first you test your words alone.
You’ll want to be assured your meaning’s clear.
If anger stems from blunder of my own
I’ll not defend actions you don’t condone.
If thoughtful I certainly will atone.
It’s wise of you my dear, therefore, to wait,
re-think the message goal and contemplate
how goals are reached when embraced by your mate.
We want to solve a problem, not to fight.
With cause to pause and think, I shall relate.
Now here’s the perfect way to do this right.
My love, use whispers closely late tonight.
I love you, dearly; I will make it right. 
 
 
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Channing’s Sonnet

The distinctive feature of the sonnets of 
William Ellery Channing (1818–1901) 
seem merely to be that he uses an octave plus two tercets.
I have found multiple rhyme patterns, here is template showing two.

Rhyme patterns: abbaabba cde cde or abbaacca dee dff

Example poem:

Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Channing Sonnet)


Should you be moved to speak in anger dear 

I ask that first you test your words alone. 
If anger stems from blunder of my own 
You’ll want to be assured your meaning’s clear. 
Harsh words once thrown will travel like a spear. 
Is it essential now that blame be found; 
will such proceed toward a common ground? 
The thoughts that form those words might disappear. 

So hold those words for later; don’t despair 

for now. Wait ’til your anger can abate. 
There’s nothing risked delaying words that grate. 

I’ll listen to your words- you know I’m fair. 

My love, use whispers closely late tonight. 
I love you, honey; I will make it right. 


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Byron’s Sonnet

Byron’s sonnets are obviously influenced by the Italian form rather than the English and possess an octave and a sestet. The Octave comprises of a progression of three rhymes a. b. b. a… a. c. c. a. but it’s the sestet that makes it unique, d. e. d…e. d. e.

Rhyme Scheme: abba acca ded ede

example Poem:

Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Byron’s Sonnet)

Should you be moved to speak in anger, dear,
I ask that first you test your words alone.
If anger stems from blunder of my own
You’ll want to be assured your meaning’s clear.

If meaning’s very clear, then is it fair?
Is it essential now that blame be found;
will such proceed toward a common ground?
Are these first words intended to repair?

There’s nothing risked delaying words that grate.
Perhaps, the words should simply disappear
for now, until your anger can abate.
Unleashed, harsh words will travel like a spear.

But whisper to me when it’s getting late,
and your concerns will find solution, dear.

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Brisbane Sonnet

The Brisbane Sonnet consists of two sestets and a couplet. The original sestet was based on the Hymnal Octave form which has a rhyme scheme of a.b.c.b.a.b.c.b. Two of the b lines are removed and leave a rhyme scheme of a.b.c.a.b.c. by adding another similar sestet d.e.f.d.e.f. and a couplet, g.g., this sonnet form was born.
The Hymnal used an alternating meter Iambic Tetrameter followed by Iambic Trimeter. As the Australian dialect has its own natural meter which is a mixture of Iambic and Anapest the meter was set as just any Pentameter.
This sonnet form was created during a working visit to Brisbane during the floods after talking with some of the flood victims.

Example Poem

Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Brisbane Sonnet)

Should you be moved to speak in anger dear 
I ask that first you test your words alone. 
If meaning’s very clear, then is it fair? 
Unleashed, harsh words will travel like a spear, 
If anger stems from blunder of my own 
You know I’ll be contrite and seek repair. 
Why not delay, so anger can abate? 
Is it essential now that blame be found? 
Attack invokes defense without much thought. 
There’s nothing risked delaying words that grate. 
With calmer words we’ll both seek common ground. 
Use dulcet tones to reap the goal now sought. 
My love, use whispers closely late tonight.
I love you, honey; I will make it right.

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Kangaroo Pause

Originally I found this form in Mr. Reyes’ work, listed as an Australian Sonnet,
but because of the very confusion mentioned below he renamed it elsewhere in his writings as a Kangaroo Pause.  Therefore, on November 14, 2013 I am renaming it on this post.

Rhyme scheme: abab ccdd efef gg
Invented by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines

Note There is another form commonly referred to as
Australian Sonnet (or Bowlesian Sonnet)

Example poem:
Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Australian Sonnet)
Should you be moved to speak in anger, dear,
I ask that first you test your words alone.
You’ll want to be assured your meaning’s clear.
If anger stems from blunder of my own.
If meaning’s very clear, then is it fair?
Are these first words intended to repair?
Is it essential now that blame be found?
Will such proceed toward a common ground?
There’s nothing risked delaying words that grate.
Perhaps, the words should simply disappear
for now, until your anger can abate.
Unleashed, harsh words will travel like a spear.
My love, use whispers closely late tonight.
I love you dearly; I will make it right.

Bowlesian Sonnet

Rhyme scheme: abba cddc effe gg
3 quatrains (Italian rhyme scheme)
followed by Heroic couplet.
14 lines
iambic pentameter.
(My first two source agreed, but since then I have found several that allow tetrameter)
pivot 9-13
Alternately known as Australian sonnet
NOTE: There is another form named Australian Sonnet HERE.
Example poem:
Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers   (Bowlesian Sonnet)
Should you be moved to speak in anger, dear,
I ask that first you test your words alone.
If anger stems from blunder of my own
You’ll want to be assured your meaning’s clear.
If meaning’s very clear, then is it fair?
Is it essential now that blame be found;
will such proceed toward a common ground?
Are these first words intended to repair?
Perhaps, the words should simply disappear
for now, until your anger can abate.
There’s nothing risked delaying words that grate.
Unleashed, harsh words will travel like a spear.
My love, use whispers closely late tonight.
I love you, honey; I will make it right.

Blues Sonnet

The defining features of the Blues Sonnet are:
  • a quatorzain made up of 4 triplets and a heroic couplet.
  • oddly metric, in iambic pentameter. This is in contrast to the usual blue stanza which is accentual, with a more folksy rhythm. 
  • rhymed, rhyme scheme AAa BBb CCc DDd ee.
  • it is composed of 4 Blues Stanzas, L1 statement, L2 incremental repetition of L1, and L3 is a climactic parallel of the first 2 lines.
  • pivot or volta should be in the last triplet. and ends in a declamatory couplet.
 
Example Poem:
 
November, 2012
Our country faces crisis we allowed.
My country faces crisis we allowed.
Our constitution has been disavowed.
With Czars a shadow government’s emerged.
Unchecked, a shadow government’s emerged.
Today our middle class has been submerged.
Our President wants full control right now.
The President wants full control right now.
Our freedom must be put aside somehow.
I write to share my fearful sad lament.
I want to share my fearful sad lament.
The takers want it all, and they’re intent.
We need to muster every thinking vote.
for gimme-mores we know will vote by rote.
(c) Lawrencealot – Novemeber 4, 2012
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Blues Sonnet

Blank Verse Sonnet

The Blank Verse Sonnet is simply a sonnet written in Blank Verse. It has all of the features of the sonnet without rhyme. Although Blank Verse is often used in narratives, it can also adapt to the lyrical sonnet. Blank verse is a strophic sonnet in iambic pentameter. Sonnets without rhyme can be traced back to Edmund Spenser.
The defining features of the Blank Verse Sonnet are:
  • 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.
 
Example:
 
Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers ( Blank Verse Sonnet )
 
Should you be moved to speak in anger, love,
I ask that first you test your words alone.
You’ll want to be assured your meaning’s clear.
If meaning’s very clear, then is it fair?
Is it essential now that blame be found?
Perhaps, the words should simply disappear
for now, until your anger can abate.
If blunders I have made have caused upset
I’ll be contrite and wanting to amend.
Let’s lie together in our bed tonight
and you in dulcet tones will make me know
whatever actions I should contemplate.
I’ll listen, think, and I will understand.
Speak whispers to me love, I’ll make it right.

Beymorlin Sonnet

Beymorlin Sonnet 
The defining features of the Beymorlin Sonnet are:
  • written in a quatorzain made up of 3 quatrains and a couplet.
  • metered, primarily iambic pentameter.
  • double rhymed, rhyme scheme abab cdcd efef gg with a separate internal rhyme in the same pattern as the end rhyme. The internal rhyme should occur within the first two syllables of each line.
  • composed with the epiphany arriving slowly after the 2nd quatrain.
Example:
Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Beymorlin Sonnet)
It’s best if you are angry dear, to wait
and speak the words when you are all alone,
to test if meaning’s clear.  Let heat abate
and tweak the words so I don’t have to moan.
A voice that’s raised invokes a sharp retort
the stage is set for defense right away.
My choice would be to listen then support
a sage, but dulcet wife; make things Okay.
A word cant wait, while anger wanes and cools.
Let’s try to schedule talks to make things better.
Assured results are reached when reason rules.
Oh by the way, you know I like that.sweater!
Use clear and mellow whispers in the night,
my dear, I love you; so I’ll make it right.
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Betwixt Sonnet

Friday, October 12, 2012
5:28 PM

This form was invented for Sonnet 1327 by
Jose Rizal M. Reyes, of February 26, 2009
format: English (3 quad trains plus a couplet)
rhyming pattern: abba cbbc dbbd bb
IT was named the Betwixt Sonnet on November 13, 2012
by Lawrencealot until I hear otherwise from the ‘Fair youth”

Example:
Accidental Me               ( Betwixt Sonnet )
The chances of becoming you were small.
Your mother might have never said okay,
when first she met your father that one day.
Another beau might then have won the call.
The mating might have some how been postponed
or hurried by just seconds either way,
ejaculate could have been washed away,
or killed by spermicide your momma owned.
A simple cough that nudged the winning sperm
decided you’d be who you are today.
But certainly you are your dossier
so fill it up and never act infirm.
The game is being played out everyday
and as for me I find it fun to play.
Lawrencealot – November 13, 2012
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