Please follow this instruction:
- Must be 14 lines. You decide how many stanzas and how you want to format your sonnet.
- Must consider the rhyme scheme. You need to make a deliberate choice of whether or not you want to follow a rhyme scheme. Be clear about WHY you make your choice.
- Must count syllables. It’s your choice whether or not you want to adopt a syllable constraint. However, you should be aware of how many syllables there are per line. Remember, poets make these choices. Jericho Brown didn’t have a set count, but he followed a basic pattern.
- Here is a website link to help you count syllables: https://syllablecounter.net/ (Links to an external site.)