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Poetry 101

By HaileySanden, Folsom, CA

I had never written a poem before
I hadn’t lyrics to match life’s beautiful score
But with some help from Google, Wiki, and Webster
I learned that it is an art rather easy to master

The sonnet has a rhythm of it’s own
Though, of lines, it has only fourteen
But a single noun or a verb alone
Can change what another one means
For sonnets always tell us a story
Full of metaphor and imagery alike
They can elevate people to glory
Or impose on them public dislike
A sonnet is much like a painting
It draws its masterpiece with words
Sometimes the image is tainting

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