2.30 Sonnet Scheme and Meter

This kind of sonnet follows the abab rhyme scheme. It is divided into three quatrains and a couplet. Now, let’s break the poem down by the meter. Remember, to make it easier when you write your own sonnet, follow the rhythm of a heartbeat. Each line will have a total of ten syllables following the unstressed/stressed form. Clap out the unstressed-stressed syllables when reading this poem. Go back to the video and hear the way I do it if you are struggling to get it down. Meter and rhythm…this drummer’s favorite part of poetry! Good luck on your sonnets!

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