The Shakespearean Sonnet Challenge

Period Four vs. Period Eight

The English Sonnet consists of the following:
Fourteen lines in iambic pentameter
Ten syllables in each line
Three quatrains (four-line stanzas)
One couplet (two rhyming lines)
Rhyme scheme: ABAB CDCD EFEF GG

"Each quatrain develops a complete idea; sometimes the same idea is developed in three different ways in the three quatrains, sometimes the quatrains develop three different but closely related ideas. The closing couplet is a conclusion based on the material contained in the quatrains."--from The Sonnet Board

Example of English Sonnet:
Sonnet 106
When in the chronicle of wasted time
I see descriptions of the fairest wights,
And [[#|beauty]] making beautiful old rhyme
In praise of ladies dead and lovely knights,
Then, in the blazon of sweet beauty's best,
Of hand, of foot, of lip, of eye, of brow,
I see their [[#|antique pen]] would have express'd
Even such a beauty as you master now.
So all their praises are but prophecies
Of this our time, all you prefiguring;
And, for they look'd but with divining eyes,
They had not skill enough your worth to sing:
For we, which now behold these present days,
Had eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.

The [[#|Prize]]: Food (doughnuts or pizza)

The Rules:
  1. Each class will create an English sonnet in the space provided below. This sonnet must contain at least one reference to the word that was chosen in class.
  2. Each participant may contribute no more than TWO lines. When you write your line(s), please sign it with your user name using three ~ symbols.
  3. Both classes will have until Tuesday, December 11th to complete their sonnets.
  4. I will determine the winning entry.
  5. The winning class will enjoy their prize.
  6. If a class' sonnet is tampered with by someone from another class, this contest will be considered defunct. Fair (not foul) play, please!

Period Four's Sonnet: JUNGLE GYM

One day upon the monkey bars I saw
A girl so fair with rosy cheeks and lips - NaomiCal NaomiCal
After recess we went inside to draw
And wrote stories of wond'rous pirate ships - KkateL KkateL
Her voice was as soft as a kitten's purr - tararaguso tararaguso
She looked upon me with her gazing eyes - Nikki_M1 Nikki_M1
Laughing, giggling, I was falling for her - MarinaE13 MarinaE13
She melts my heart and melts my cool disguise - gmock705 gmock705
We had our first [[#|date]] on the jungle gym
Winning our race down the slide I did try - mariam695 mariam695
But when I saw the way she looked at him
I was so upset I thought I could cry - AbbeyTeliska AbbeyTeliska
My dreams were shattered and heart torn in two
I'd give anything to hear I love you. - KristenR21 KristenR21

Period Eight's Sonnet: DOORKNOB

Who knows what [[#|lays]] upon the other side
Of this gateway to a mystery world- Nick Brown
I close mine eyes and take the crazy ride
I take a step forward with my brow furled- Marston Blunt
I turn the theoretical doorknob
Without knowing where it shall taketh me- Nicky Nat
Thoughts of adventure made my temple throb
I feared not the risk, I’ll just wait and see-Anthony Ascensio
What could be behind this door that stands right
Within my reach. I must know what there is. - MSweeney13 MSweeney13
To know. My hadns shake from fright
to open this door and release the fiz - cdurr3 cdurr3