Following the publication of my first book and the advice of the longtime reporter, I immediately began work on Shakespearian form sonnets. The reporter was correct. I quickly discovered how very difficult it is to manage the language in the strict from of the sonnet, but the challenge was a wonderful one that I enjoyed for several years of writing.
This book, Images of Thought, contains thirty-four Shakespearian form sonnets. I also did the artwork for the cover, as well as for each sonnet.
The reason sonnets are so extremely difficult to write might be of interest to some. This sonnet form consists of four quatrains and a couplet. Each quatrain consists of four lines. Line one of each must rhyme with line three and line two must rhyme with line four. Each line of the quatrain must be of iambic pentameter. That means that it must contain five feet and each foot must be composed of an unstressed word or syllable, followed by a stressed word or syllable. The story must be told in the three quatrains and is usually summarized in the two-line couplet at the end of the sonnet.
This booklet is indeed one of interesting reading and contains thirty-three sonnets on a variety of subjects.
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