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Shakespearean Sonnet on Any Topic

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I will write a Shakespearean-style sonnet on any topic of your choosing. This style of poetry has sections that measure exactly 14 lines long, with every line written in iambic pentameter. What this means is that each line needs to have five instances in a row of an unstressed and then a stressed syllable. The Shakespearean sonnet form in particular also features a rhyme scheme of abab cdcd efef gg.

To demonstrate how it works, here's an example of a sonnet that I've written on the subject of geology:

"Geologic Time"

Throughout the years, some men have laid down rules (Iambic pentameter would have you understand and read the line's syllables with this rhythm: "Through -out | the years | some men | have laid | down rules")
For how we all should look at rocks on Earth.
And now we’re forced to learn them in our schools.
They’re real good pointers, sure, for what it’s worth!

The deepest layer is the oldest one,
And closer to the top means forward in time.
Because of time, most rocks are overrun;
Erosion’s there no matter where you climb.

When faults or bodies slice through other rock
That rock is older. That’s the law to know.
When fossils show up in the layer clock (Iambic pentameter = "When fo- | ssils show | up in | the la- | yer clock.” )
It happens in a certain way, a flow.

It’s Rev’rend Steno, Charles Lyell, and Smith
Whose names should ne’er become mere regolith!

The sonnet form can be excellent if you're looking to express something mundane or boring in a more flowery and pretentious way. Of course, it can also be used for more serious topics if that's what you'd prefer. Let me know the specifics of what you're interested in and we can talk!

Training & Qualifications


With a B.A. in English, I've had the chance to study the sonnet form in a number of poetry, creative writing, and British literature courses. In particular, I've dealt at length with analyzing Shakespeare’s "Othello," the work of Lady Mary Wroth, and several sonnets of George Gascoigne. The style and form of these authors and their sonnet-styled poems remains fresh in my mind.

Availability & Preferences


Get in touch at any time, designate a reasonable turnaround time, and I should definitely be able to work writing your sonnet into my schedule.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Chris


May 07, 2019
I was pleasantly surprised by what I received. It was just what I wanted. Definitely Recommended by me.
Aug 17, 2018
So special, Chris wrote a Shakespearean Sonnet on Reflexology for me!
Aug 18, 2018
Fabulous Sonnet about Smiles .. thanks for sharing your creative talent with me.
May 28, 2018
Wow! Thank you so much, Chris! I will definitely give you credit when sharing it.
Apr 16, 2017
Chris wrote me a fantastic sonnet on a topic of my choice. Would definitely work with again!
Mar 20, 2017
Chris is quite a sonnet artist. I asked for a sonnet about the number Pi, and he wrote one that was beautiful, and serious, and hilarious, and nerdy a...nd fun. I'm going to get addicted to his sonnets! show more
Feb 20, 2017
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About Chris Bacavis

I'm a teacher, writer, editor, and researcher living in Colorado Springs. Outside of tutoring student writers on a regular basis, I've also worked as a senior research fellow with the Institute for Pu...blic Dialogue, a rabid freelancer partnering with businesses and non-profits, and a consultant filing numerous Freedom of Information Act requests on behalf of investigative reporters. My politically oriented and academic writing has been published on my own blog (blog.chrisbacavis.com), Reformed Libertarian, and Freedom Bunker, while my creative writing has been featured in Empirical Magazine, The Penwood Review, The Dial, and the short story collection Fireside Dreams. I earned my Bachelor's in English, with a Communication minor, from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS). Since then, I've continued to do English/communication tutoring, freelance editing, and research work for more than a dozen business, creative, and education-oriented clients. I also have at least two years of experience in editing written content for self-published authors, specifically nonfiction/journalism, fiction, and short stories. I'm most motivated by opportunities that I know will benefit and shape me in terms of developing relationships, acquiring skills, and building in knowledge. As such, I'm always seeking out new experiences and looking for unique ways in which to fulfill that desire on my part. Simbi has become a wonderful venue in which to carry that out. show more

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