Posts Tagged ‘sonnet’

  • The Slippery Sonnet

    June 17th, 2024 | Poetry | journalpulp | No Comments

      The sonnet as a poetic form is surprisingly slippery to define. Any human unlucky enough to have witnessed my interminable sonnet-definition revisions can, I think at bare minimum, attest to this. Normally, of course, the sonnet is fourteen lines of iambic pentameter rhyming in some alternating fashion. This is all well — right up […]

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  • The Grasshopper and the Cricket

    September 17th, 2014 | Poetry | journalpulp | 13 Comments

    Did you know that John Keats pronounced his own name with such a thick Cockney accent that his friend Leigh Hunt nicknamed him “Junkets” — “Junkets” evidently being the way “John Keats” sounded coming out of Keats’s own mouth. On December 30th, 1816, Leigh Hunt challenged his twenty-one-year-old friend Junkets to a sonnet-writing contest. The […]

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