Count as of November 1, 2017 = 70
This index lists only sonnets which I have classified as “Gadget” Sonnet. They have refrain, or have construction or length requirements which fall outside of the “standard” sonnet area, which generally vary only in meter, line-length, rhyme pattern or volta requirements.
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|13 Line Sonnet||Any sonnet form which ends in couplet, wherein the poet combines two lines into one with internal rhyme.|
|AA Sonnet (12 Step Sonnet)||abab cdcd efef gg|
Staircase internal rhyme
|Acrostic Sonnet *||TREATMENT rather than form|
|Acrostic Tribute Sonnet||Acrostic plus title yields message.|
|Alternating Sonnet||abba/ccd/abba/ede or aab/cddc/ebe/cddc|
Alternate quatrains and tercets
|Amanda’s Dark Sonnet||
It is a sonnet consisting of two seven line stanza’s.
The first letters of each line form a two word acrostic, which must be alliterative.
The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabbcca abbccdd
|Arabian Onegin Sonnet||AaAa BBbb CdC DDd|
|Bardic Sonnet||English Sonnet with cross-rhyme and Consonant End-Rhyme.|
|Beginning of the Line Rhymed Sonnet||aabbccddeeffgg|
|Blues Sonnet||AAa BBb CCc DDd ee|
|Bush Ballad Meter Sonnet||ababcdcdefefgg, syllabic 15/11, anpestic and iambic|
|Busta Sonnetto||A sonnet made up of two quintets (with envelope rhyme) and a quattrain, in any order. Hundreds of possible rhyme schemes.|
|Chained Sonnet||Can use any other sonnet form and rhyme pattern.|
Must chain last word of line to first word of next line.
|Caudate Sonnet||abbaabbacdcdcd dee .|
|Cornish Sonnet||Abacbc Dedfef AD or abacbC dedfeF CF|
|Cross Sonnet||aabb ccdd eeff gg or abab cdcd efef gg|
|Curtailed Quaintrelle||3 quatrain + couplet, 8886/8886/8886/88|
Rhymed: aa(bb)c dd(ee)c ff(gg)h ii
|Curtailed Sonnet||abcabc defde or abcabc dbcdc|
|Deplorable Sonnet||aaaB cccB dd eeeB|
They rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef gg
All lines are six syllables.
Two of the quatrains MUST be iambic trimeter.
The other quatrain MUST be trochaic trimeter.
The couplet may be either meter
|Double Trouble Sonnet||Front and end-rhyme:|
|Echo Sonnet||a*bbA accA addA a*A|
|Elfmath Sonnet||Re-uses identical words in specific pattern as opposed to rhyme scheme.|
|Folded Sonnet||A gadget sonnet of 12 lines in iambic heptameter.|
|Germanic Caudated Sonnet||abbabccb cddcdd dee dff dgg|
|Heroic Sonnet||ababcdcdefefghgh ii|
|Hybrid Sonnet||abba abba cdcd eeabab cdcd efgefg abab cdcd efefef or abba cddc effe gg|
|Hyper Sonnet||Four tercets plus a couplet.|
Syllabic 10/8/6/5, Rhyme scheme is axa axa xaa xaa aa
|Illini Sonnet||Written in both iambic pentameter and tetrameter.|
|John Tee Sonnet||ABcdefABghijAB
|Kiss Cross Sonnet||aabb ccdd eeff gg or abab cdcd efef gg|
|Kyrielle Sonnet||AabB, ccbB, ddbB, AB -or- AbaB, cbcB, dbdB, AB.|
|Korean Sonnet||aaaaaaaa bbbbbbbb; a 16 line sonnet|
|Limerick Sonnet||Three quatrains in anapestic meter.|
Created by Jeff Green
|Luc Bat Sonnet||A Vietnamese form with 6/8/6/8..syllable lines and|
|LuVailean Sonnet||An invented sonnet form with alternating iambic pentameter and iambic dimeter lines, concluding with a heroic couplet.|
Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdefefgg.
|Multidirectional Sonnet||Sonnet Treatment – Not a form|
|Mystique’s Mini Sonnet||It is Stanzaic with three quatrains and a couplet|
It is Syllabic 6/6/7/7 6/6/7/7 6/6/7/7 7/7
It is Rhymed with a Refrain
Rhyme Pattern Aabb cccc Aa cc dd
|Nevada Sonnet||Use any sonnet rhyme patteren + Interna Rhyme|
|Passion Sonnet||A1bA2B1 bcB1c B1dbd A1A2|
|Paulo Comitatu Sonnet||
This sonnet is composed of 3 quatrains, the first line of each being iambic pentameter or tetrameter, and the next three being one foot less (tetrameter or trimeter).
The closing couplet is Iambic pentameter.
Rhyme scheme: abbb accc deee dd
|Princess Sonnet||A formulistic sonnet with first syllable(s) rhyme with is the inverse pattern of the orginal sonnet form chosed.|
|Quatern Sonnet||No rhyme Required, Any Permitted|
Rhyme Scheme: abba ccac deed ff
|Rainis Sonnet||abab cbc aa, abab cbc bb, abab cbc cc abab cac aa|
abab cac bb, abab cac cc, abab cac aa
|Refrained Sonnet||A refrained rendition of an Italian Sonnet.|
Rhyme Scheme: abba cbbc dbbdcc
|Relaxed Sonnet||Alternating iambic trimeter and iambic dimeter lines|
and the final couplet being iambic pentameter
Rhymed: abababcdcdcdee, where the a-rhymes are feminine.
|Rondel Prime Sonnet||ABba abAB abbaAB|
|Schwim’s Sonnet||A 13 line sonnet consisting of 3 quatrains plus a closing line.|
Internal rhyme on odd-numbered quatrain lines.
Created by W.W. Schwim.
|Sephallian Reverse Sonnet||When read in the normal fashion, the poem has a pessimistic tone, but when read from bottom to top, it becomes and optimistic poem. The rhyme scheme is abcdeedcbaffa and may optionally be written as a refrain sonnet as A1bcdeedcbA2ffA2A1.|
|Sestina Sonnet||No Rhyme, Formulistic word pattern|
|Shadow Sonnet||Any Sonnet rhyme + Internal rhyme|
|Signature Sonnet||A 15 line sonnet, 3 quintains, aabba bbaab ababa,|
iambic tetrameter, created by B. Chandler
|Skeeter Sonnet||A gadget sonnet consisting of a lines of two feet:|
A dactyl plus a trochee, which is catalectic on all even lines except the last.
|Slide Sonnet||aabb ccdd eeff gg or abab cdcd efef gg|
or abba cddc effe gg Refrain
|Sonnet Anapest||A sonnet in English Sonnet form written in anapestic tetrameter and trimeter.|
|Sonnet Reversed||A sonnet in iambic pentameter,|
with Rhyme Scheme: aa bcbddedefgfg
|Sonnet Reversii||A lexical sonnet, where the last word of each line, is the first word of the next line, and the first and last word of the sonnet are the same.|
|Sonondilla||It should be written in octosyllabic lines.|
Meter either iambic or trochaic
Rhyme Scheme: abbaabbaccddcc
Volta to appear at line 9.
|Super Sonnet||Any rhyme Scheme, 4 to 8 quatrains followed by couplet|
|Swannet||A1. b. b. A2… c. d. d. c… e. f. f. e… A1. A2.|
|Tet Zayin Sonnet||Aabb bbcc ccdd ddaA – Amera Anderson|
|Terza Rima Sonnet
|A1bA2 bcb cdc dad A1A2 or aba bcb cdc ded ff|
|Tory HexaTet Sonnet
|ababcdcd ee ffgg|
|Transitive Sonnet||aa bbb cccc bbb aa rhyme scheme May change between occurrences of indicated rhyme on basis of|
slant rhyme, sight rhyme, metronyms, etc.
|Triolet Sonnet||ABaAab ABaAab AB|
|Trinidad Sonnet||Aba cbc Ded fef AD|
|A1A2 bcb cddc bcb A2A1|
|Lines alternate between iambic pentameter and hexameter|
Rhyme scheme: abab cccc dede ff*
where f* is a near rhyme to f
|Word Sonnet||any sonnet rhyme pattern, one word per line|