Thursday, December 27, 2007

Sonnet of Freedom

Many of you would have heard of Sonnet 18, made famous by William Shakespeare. Do you have any idea how a Sonnet is actually written? It involves quite a bit of work, time and perseverance.

How to write a Sonnet?

1. It is a 14-line poem with every line consisting of 10 syllables.
2. There will be 3 quatrains - meaning 3 stanzas of 4 lines.
3. the last section should be a couplet.
4. The rhyme pattern should be a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d and e-f-e-f.

For those who has no idea who Shakespeare is, click here. That's what I liked about Wikipedia! it's so cool. It's alright but as long as you know whom eiling is, you're doing fine. I wrote sonnets too ya know. Hmm...I wonder if my name is in it?!! Oh there is! There's one on General Wade Eiling, but he's a male and a fictional character who is also the military supervillian. Wow, that's cool. A general and a villian, uh huh. The other one was Eiling Kramer, an auctioneer and rancher whom is also one of the cabinet minister in Saskatchewan, Canada. Wow, I think I'm really named after great leaders. That's a good start. I wrote the sonnet below a few years back when I felt that I was controlled and was dying to smell freedom. So sit back and enjoy.

Sonnet of Freedom

So often I wonder in my own space,
Unable to make my own selection,
Like a sarcophagus without a face,
Wrapped in family cloth of protection.

Is my life written in the stars above,
Am I capable of changing its course,
How I wish that I am just like a bird,
Flying off to sweet freedom in full force.

I live without a life for far too long,
The time to unleash my dreams in my sleep,
Let me serenade you with my sweet song,
You know quite well I'm no more yours to keep.

All these can only be fulfilled with time,
Till then I shall wait for the stars to shine.



SleekBlackMercedes said...

Hmmm....kinda prolific lately, aren't you? Winks

EilinG said...

Yes I am because I just can't control my fingers. They're itchy and they need to type! Winks

Anonymous said...

I am using this poem for my poetry assignment, and i cant find any figures of speech in it for example, things like a simile, personification, onomatopiea, aliteration or hyperbole. I really need help! Please help!

Anonymous said...

Oh sorry in my lst comment i forgot to say that its a great poem! good job writing it do you mind if i use it? Full creadit goes to you!!

eiling lim said...

Anon: Thanks. You can use it but I'm sorry I couldn't help you with the figures of speech cos this is quite a simple and straightforward sonnet which I wrote at a spur of the moment.

Anonymous said...

there is a simile "ho w i wish that i am just like a bird".. it is comparing yourself to the bird..

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