Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Isosyllabic, Pivot Requirement
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Pivot: Between 8 and 9
Meter: In English usually Iambic Pentameter.
Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Envelope 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.
Let’s lie together in our bed tonight
If I have stumbled I’ll get straight, don’t fear.
I’ll listen, think, and I’ll appreciate.
Speak whispers to me love, I’ll make it right.