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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry The Sonnet Sonnet Comparison Chart American Verse Invented Sonnet Forms Two invented sonnet forms were found in Pathways for a Poet by Viola Berg 1977. This book was written for teachers with contributions by teachers. The various forms were offered as learning exercises. The Illini Sonnet uses iambic tetrameter as well as pentameter to complete the quatorzain. Inventd by Nel Modglin who probably is connected to the University of Illinois in some way since "Illini" is the nickname connected to the school. The elements of the Illini Sonnet are: