Tiara of Sonnets

Here you will find a recently developed sonnet form.  It was conceptualized and created in 2014 by Kenn J. Henry, writing on Allpoetry.com as Ddoubletake.

Its structure is a Crown of Sonnets*, followed by a Reprise, consisting of Lines 1 and 5 from each of those seven sonnets, and is itself a sonnet.

Shorter than a Heroic Sonnet Crown, but just slightly more challenging (IMO) because there is less flexibility in the construction, and because by necessity of the heroic couplet of the master sonnet, the rhyme scheme of sonnet number 7 is restricted to having the first two quatrains have the same rhyme scheme (abab abab, rather than abab cdcd ).

*A crown of sonnets is effectively seven sonnets, linked by a common theme, with the last line of each sonnet being the starting line for the next. The first line of the first sonnet should also be the last line of the seventh.

A Fool from Indiana First published on Allpoetry by Kenn J.  Henry, writing as Ddoubletake.  2017
Dreams of Flight First published on Allpoetry by Kenn J.  Henry, writing as Ddoubletake.  2014
Narcissist in Charge First published here by Lawrence R Eberhart, 10/4/2017

 

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