How to Write a Sonnet: Lesson for Kids


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How many quatrains do you need to write for a sonnet?

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1. What is the rhyme scheme in the first stanza of a sonnet?

2. Which pair of rhyming words would match the rhyme scheme in a sonnet's couplet?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo is meant to help you determine how much you know about writing sonnets. You will be quizzed on such topics as quatrains, rhyme scheme and even the number of lines that should appear in a sonnet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Following is a list of what you will need to know when taking this quiz:

  • The number of quatrains needed to write a sonnet
  • The rhyme scheme for the first stanza of a sonnet
  • What rhyming words would match the scheme in a sonnet's couplet
  • What the meter of a sonnet is called
  • The number of lines a sonnet should have

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson, such as the rhyme scheme a sonnet follows
  • Information recall - remember the term used to describe the meter of a sonnet
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about the number of quatrains and lines a sonnet has

Additional Learning

If you want to learn some more, that is what our lesson's for! Read the lesson called, How to Write a Sonnet: Lesson for Kids to find out:

  • The names of some well-known playwrights and poets who have written sonnets
  • How many stanzas are in a sonnet
  • What meter describes in a poem
  • Why some poets use a couplet in a sonnet