How to write a sonnet

What is a sonnet?

Shakespearean vs. Petrarchan sonnets

How to write a sonnet

1. The Beginning

2. The Middle

But if it did, there’d be a duck attack-
Flapping wings! It would fly around the room!
And the cat would meow and it would quack

3. The End

Instead, I’ll cook this nice egg for breakfast;
And now this poem is finished at last!

And I would have to chase it with a broom.
And so, I think, magic gold I must lack.
Instead, I’ll buy a leprechaun costume.

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