"Alegoría de la Retórica" by Artemisia Gentileschi‘A Sonnet?’ by Carly Britt The Society February 23, 2018 Culture, Humor, Poetry 4 Comments It’s a vicious process, sonnet writing. It seems as every time I near the goal a syllable or rhyme eludes me, rendering my poetry somewhat droll. I feel empathy for those who struggle and a growing sense of hate for masters, those who can weave such beautiful meaning into these cruel preconceived disasters. I have fourteen lines to accentuate, ten short syllables I must embellish, at least three sentences to punctuate, yet I sit typing, starting to relish the idea of writing a semi-sonnet solely focussed on the hassle of – dammit. Carly Britt is currently a student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She also works on campus as a student researcher in the Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Lab. Related Post 10 Favorite Shakespeare Sonnets By James A. Tweedie Call me a snob but I am generally attracted to what is commonly referred to as “great art” or the “masterpieces.” Over the years ... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 4 Responses J. Simon Harris February 23, 2018 Great (semi-)sonnet! This is very funny. By the way, I sometimes contribute to this site, and I am also at NC State. I am a grad student in the Materials Science and Engineering Department (I work in Engineering Building 1). Small world! Reply Steven Shaffer February 23, 2018 Reply Steven Shaffer February 23, 2018 There was supposed to be a “thumbs up” icon in the above comment… Reply Dave Whippman February 27, 2018 Clever stuff. Writing poetry about the craft of poetry is an old idea, and your treatment of it works. It reminds me of a piece called “You bid me try”. I forget the name of the author, but you can google it and you’ll see what I mean. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.