1. This sonnet can be completely original, and can be about whatever topic you choose to write about. Really.
2. You can write your own Shakespearean sonnet, or, if creativity is not your thing, you can always use parts of Shakespeare’s lines and substitute with your own word or phrases. For example, you may rewrite the first line as: “Shall I compare thee to a glass of wine?” However, you CANNOT repeat every single word of Shakespeare’s.
3. You MUST follow the rhyme pattern of a Shakespearean sonnet.
4. Make sure that your poem makes sense. I would like you to write the sonnet about flying and being a pilot. this should be straight forward just follow the rules and make a sonnet of 14-lines. Here is an examble to clarify
/Sample student sonnet:
Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich
Number one on the menu and my heart,
The only chicken sandwich on my mind.
Your preparation is a form of art,
The best meal anyone will ever find.
Your warm, buttery bun is what I crave
And your two pickles are tasty and sweet.
So good there is nothing left to save,
No other sandwich can even compete.
Golden brown is your savory breading.
My taste buds smile when you are around.
To Chick-fil-A, I will be heading,
Because you, number one, are world renowned.
Your simplicity is what I admire.
A sandwich a day is what I require.
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