The sonnet is really the only “popular” poetic form in the English language, the only form that’s been used widely for centuries. Why? Because its format demands are workable in English, a language full of irregular words and relatively few rhymes, and because it mirrors and expresses the way we think and talk, the ways we convince ourself and others of ideas and truths, the ways we talk ourselves into and out of things. In this workshop, students will read exemplary sonnets to get a crash course in its formal capabilities, and then write some of their own.
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