How Do You Write Shakespearean Style Love Poetry?
If anyone knew how to write a love poem, it was Shakespeare. A Shakespearean love poem, also known as a sonnet, is just the style of poetry to emulate, if you want the ladies to beat down your door. It won’t be easy, though. The rules of the sonnet are unflinchingly rigid. Decide who you are writing your poem to. Are you just writing it for yourself? Or are you writing it to give to another person? If you’re writing it to give to your wife, girlfriend or significant other, you’re going to want to spend a lot of time perfecting it. Pick a subject. Think of who you are writing to, and that may make it easier to pick something to write about. Ask yourself what that person’s interests, hope or dreams are. Memorize the form of a sonnet before you start writing. There are four lines to a sonnet; three quatrains and a couplet at the end. Your first line will rhyme with your third line, your second with the fourth, and so on, so tht the format looks like this: ABAB, CDCD, EFEF, GG. The two las