Quatern Sonnet Notes

About the Jez of It

Structure: Three quatrains and a couplet
Meter: 8 syllables
Rhyme Scheme: Axxx xAxx xxAx xA
Extra Notes: The Refrain is the first line of the first stanza, and becomes the second line of the second stanza, the third line of the third stanza, and the last line of the couplet

Example

Clipt by Jez Farmer

She stole his heart and clipped his wings
His will fades out to nothing much
Possessed by love he cannot fly
And dreams become memory
His pride tattered upon her feet
She stole his heart and clipped his wings
No more sparkles within his eye
And words of love mean not a lot
For a caged bird don’t want to sing
When fulfilling her dreams cost his
She stole his heart and clipped his wings
Now she’s gone, she wants more than him
His broken heart can feel no love
She stole his heart and…

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