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> Knighthood ABC’s - extended sonnet, An '04 challenge using ABC's in sequence
Larry
post Feb 6 18, 15:14
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Knighthood ABC’s

Attempting to
become the king’s
crusader who
defends all things;
exacting pain
for those that might
gather to gain
his throne will fight
in town and field.
Jousting or blade
keeps those who yield
life’s blood in glade
midst heather’s blooms,
no quarter set
or path to tombs’
position get
quiescent rest.
Respect the crown,
sovereign is blessed
to rule this town
until I fall.
Valor or pain
with those who call
Xanadu’s reign
your kingdom’s rule.
Zealot or fool?


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post Feb 8 18, 08:58
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I'm not sure what an extended sonnet is, but you've accomplished quite a feat with these melodic quartets and closing rhyming couplet! Extremely well-done!

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post Feb 9 18, 15:05
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Sorry Daniel,

I meant to say “Stretched Sonnet” instead of extended. It is one of the more than 50 types of sonnets I have in my form definitions (all garnered from the net, books, and writer input).
It is defined as any sonnet of 16 or more lines where the author could not contain his/her thoughts within the parameters of the standard 14 line sonnet.

Thanks for the read and the comments. It was difficult but another challenge answered.

Larry


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post Feb 10 18, 19:27
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Larry,

I find this a very rhythmic poem. It's a challenge enough to begin the next line alphabetically sequencially, but to keep them to quartets, FAB!! dance.gif MusicBand.gif sings.gif

I really enjoyed this! claps.gif
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Hi Lori,

Thank you for dropping in for a read and the praise. It is a challenge you put forth about 14 years ago and I found it while browsing around in the archives. It is actually a "sonnet bref" as Daniel calls it but I stretched it by a couple of quatrains in order to get all 26 letters of the alphabet in.

Hope you are doing fine in your new job and that you will soon be back to posting.

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QUOTE (Larry @ Feb 9 18, 16:05 ) *
Sorry Daniel,

I meant to say “Stretched Sonnet” instead of extended. It is one of the more than 50 types of sonnets I have in my form definitions (all garnered from the net, books, and writer input).
It is defined as any sonnet of 16 or more lines where the author could not contain his/her thoughts within the parameters of the standard 14 line sonnet.

Thanks for the read and the comments. It was difficult but another challenge answered.

Larry

Hi Larry, Finally getting a break from eight days of snow removing, and chanced upon your recent offering. Nicely done and more so because of it's rhythmic rhyming pattern.

Wring any Abecedarian - as I might term it - besides the official form - is always difficult, as well I know, having written quite a few myself over the years. You made it even more tricky, with the strict regimen you imposed upon yourself. Keeping to your theme, was also tricky. Well done! Accolades were earned and well deserved.

I have had little time for writing of late, thanks to Mother Nature's whims! I'm surrounded by snow piles between eight and ten feet high and goodness only knows how wide! All shovelled by hand - my driveway is one hundred feet long and thirty feet wide, but I hate having others do the work when I am still capable! Besides which, I snow ploughed in Toronto for over 35 years, so I'm very critical of work done by others - at a price! Worn out two plastic shovels and winter ain't over yet! So we're told!

Will hope to drop in now and again until I can find time to truly browse through the site.

Ciao for now. Denis.
 
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