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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: April 2, 2019      Views: 64

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I am English. I love writing and reading poetry, it is my passion. I have published on Amazon "Dolly's Poems", and I am always looking to improve and learn from others. I look forward to reading your work, kind regards Dolly x

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The Awdl Sonnet
"The Awdl Dawdle Warble" by Dolly'sPoems

My love of sonnets prompted me to write,
a word or two to brighten up the day,
enlighten words by flying high my kite.
to introduce an Awdl into play.

So here I pen a fun-filled silly rhyme,
to tease a word in time to dawdle here,
refine tradition with a touch of crime,
and hope my sonnet does not shed a tear.

And if the Bard should turn inside his grave,
I will suggest he braves the changes now,
to stave off boredom he would surly rave,
that adding extra rhyme, uplifts the brow.

Infusing sonnets with some twists and turns,
let ev’ry Awdl warble into words.



Author Notes
I first launched and copyrighted the Awdl Sonnet on 2nd April 2019 as I wanted to include extra internal rhyming in a sonnet to give it more interest and complex rhyming.

I chose the sixth syllable in the second line to rhyme to give balance to the ten syllable line. Then the second syllable in the next line to pack an extra punch. I left the last line in each stanza free of internal rhyme to give the sonnet chance to breathe. Since then I have created many Awdl Sonnets which this unique rhyming scheme.

I am posting this sonnet again to indicates the internal rhyme clearly so that anyone wanting to give it a try has a clear understanding of the form.

Shakespeare's sonnets are written predominantly in a meter called iambic pentameter, a rhyme scheme in which each sonnet line 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 Awdl Sonnet
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.

Using the Shakespearean sonnet layout with 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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