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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry The Sonnet Sonnet Comparison Chart The Shadow Sonnet is a fairly recent invented form found at All Poetry.com and Shadow Poetry and was created by Amera M. Anderson. This sonnet uses homophonic word repetition at the start and finish of each line to create a shadow effect. The elements of the Shadow Sonnet are: metric, primarily iambic pentameter. It has also been described as decasyllabic which is the same length as iambic pentameter but gives a little wiggle room in placing the stressed and unstressed syllables. a quatorzain that may use the frame of any sonnet such as the Petrarchan, Shakespearean or Bowlesian. Example: if the Shakespearean Sonnet frame is used the quatorzain is made up of 3 alternating rhyme quatrains and ends in a rhymed couplet, rhyme scheme abab cdcd efef gg with a volta arriving late sometime after L9. composed with each line beginning and ending with the same word. composed with a pivot or volta.This schematic showing repetition of words syllable count and rhyme scheme is framed as a Shakespearean Sonnet. a1xxxxxxxxa1 b1xxxxxxxxb1 a2xxxxxxxxa2 b2xxxxxxxxb2 c1xxxxxxxxc1 d1xxxxxxxxd1 c2xxxxxxxxc2 d2xxxxxxxxd2 e1xxxxxxxxe1 f1xxxxxxxxf1 e2xxxxxxxxe2 f2xxxxxxxxf2 g1xxxxxxxxg1 g2xxxxxxxxg2 Spirit to Spirit by Amera M. Andersen (1st stanza) So many things have turned my spirit so. Yet I do resist and yield to it yet. Know that I give my strength for you to know. Forget you? Nay, I shall never forget.