General Poetry posted November 13, 2019

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The Awdl Sonnet

Colourful Design at Christmas

by Dolly'sPoems

At Christmas festive green and red in view
excites me with renewed invigoration.
As who would choose adornments when they’re blue?
When holly has the perfect combination!

Such vibrant colour decorates my home,
I’m keen to always hone skill to perfection,
alone adorn my palace and my throne
with mistletoe and bright red decoration.

But gold and silver creep their way inside?
The sparkle they provide adds festive cheer,
so high, the tinsel hangs with twinkling pride,
and adds a touch of class to reds this year.

When choosing colour at this Christmas time,
remember to combine with good design!



A Sonnet
Shakespeare's sonnets are written predominantly in a meter called iambic pentameter. Each line of the sonnet consists of ten syllables. The syllables are divided into five pairs called iambs or iambic feet. An iamb is a metrical unit made up of one unstressed syllable followed by one stressed syllable. The rhymes scheme is a,b,a,b; c,d,c,d; e,f,e,f, gg.

The Awdl Sonnet
The same format as above but with an additional Awdl included. See below.
Awdl, in Welsh verse, is a long ode written in a complex system of alliteration and internal rhyme, the awdl was, by the 15th century, the vehicle for many outstanding Welsh poems. Assonance is acceptable for the internal rhyming, as long as the sound is maintained.

The extra rhyming complex as follows:

x x x x x x x x x a
x x x x x a x x x b
x a x x x x x x x a
x x x x x x x x x b

x x x x x x x x x c
x x x x x c x x x d
x c x x x x x x x c
x x x x x x x x x d

x x x x x x x x x e
x x x x x e x x x f
x e x x x x x x x e
x x x x x x x x x f

x x x x x x x x x g
x x x x x x x x x g
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