A sonnet is simply a poem written in a certain format. You can identify a sonnet if the poem has the following characteristics: 14 lines. All sonnets have 14 lines which can be broken down into four sections called quatrains.
1. They are written in iambic pentameter. 2. They are fourteen lines long. 3. They have a set rhyme scheme. 4. They have a turn or “volta.” 5. They all bear the name “sonnet.”
SONNET 18Shall I compare thee to a summers day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summers lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimmd; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance or natures changing course untrimmd; But thy eternal summer shall not fade Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest; Nor shall Death brag thou wanderst in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou growest: So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this and this gives life to thee.
Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour:England hath need of thee: she is a fenOf stagnant waters: altar, sword, and pen,Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower,Have forfeited their ancient English dowerOf inward happiness. We are selfish men;Oh! raise us up, return to us again;And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power.Thy soul was like a Star, and dwelt apart;Thouhadst a voice whose sound was like the sea:Pure as the naked heavens, majestic, free,So didst thou travel on lifes common way,In cheerful godliness; and yet thy heartThe lowliest duties on herself did lay.
I work and work to get the moves right I try to relate to the song but sometimes I can’t We are just a week away; I still haven’t got the move right move But I still practice every day, every day I almost have it When we get to the day I am as nervous as a person getting chased by the swat team But I try to hold in all the nervousness inside and try to concentrate The closer I get to the time I get more confident in my self Its time and when I’m done everyone stands When I leave, I leave knowing that I’ve done my best
We looked into the the fridge and it wasn’t good Then Carlton said “ Dude what is that” And there it was a jar of mayonnaise. Now the mayonnaise was a creamy color but What was on the jar made us jump, it and it had a letter that said WERE WATCHING YOU BETTER WATH YOUR BACK And there was a picture of a gun. We had no idea how it got there We were watching are every move Till the door open and in walked a man and a women dressed in all black and before we could run they both pulled out a gun but before they could do anything the jar of mayonnaise jumped out and beet down the bad guys he was SUPER MAYONIASE
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