Comments : Arson (English Sonnet)

  • 3 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Huge thanks to Ben P for your guidance with this, I really appreciate it :-) x
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  • 3 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Coughs..*puts on best Yoda voice*
    Impressed, I am.

    • 3 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      *Bows head in reverence and thanks Yoda for the nomination* :-) x
      =^.^=

  • 3 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    You have a real knack for these, Kitty and your understanding of iambic pentameter is obviously getting better and better.

    Take care

    • 3 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Thanks again for your help Ben ... now if I could just crack the stressed/unstressed thing first go I'll be happy! :-) x
      =^.^=

  • 3 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    NO NO NO! unstressed, stressed in THAT order! :)

    • 3 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Hahaha! Here's a big cup of
      "Calm the **** down!" Ben ...
      ... and breathe .... :-) :-)

  • 3 months ago

    by Michael

    Miss Kitty,
    What have you here, a fine sonnet indeed my dear haha.
    This is a great piece, and bravo on the effort of these difficult pieces of formed :)
    Much love
    Michael x

    • 3 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Thanks so much for your comments Michael, I'm glad you liked it :-) x
      =^.^=

  • 3 months ago

    by Everlasting

    If you should dare to set my love alight

    ^ my comment is probably just me because I’m not entirely sure. Please double check

    how’s the word “alight” functioning? I mean to me it looks like an adverb instead of a verb.

    I think the verb is “to set”. So since (to me) it looks like alight is an adverb then it means to descend from the air or settle which doesn’t make sense with the rest of the poem.

    I always have trouble with that word.
    Other than that, it was a good read full of creativity

    • 3 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Hi Everlasting, thanks for your comments.

      The word 'alight' is definitely a verb ...

      "Verb. (third-person singular simple present sets alight, present participle setting alight, simple past and past participle set alight) To cause to begin to burn. (figuratively) To excite, to arouse passion in." (Google search)
      :-) x
      =^.^=

    • 3 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Yes, alight is a verb. If you were to set the flame 'alight carefully', then the verb is alight and the adverb is carefully

  • 3 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Amazing work and glad to see this nominated. All the very best

  • 3 months ago

    by Mahal Ko Kuya Ko

    Nice theme! The words you used really fit with the theme! Well done!

    --- MKKK

    • 3 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Hi MKKK, thanks very much indeed :-) x
      =^.^=

  • 2 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Judging comment

    With a risk assessment completed and sent off to Larry, I donned my fire-retardant gloves and read. I must confess that I fell in love with this sonnet; from its crafted metric beats that sang to me from the page, to the question’ no, I correct, the blunt, yet clear warning within. I mean, how engaging is this to the reader? Very! I have to say, I do feel sorry for the poor fellow who is left with the dilemma, though – ‘don’t start what you can’t finish – or else, feel my wrath – for I am, a twisted fire starter!’

    This writer’s growing talent for writing sonnets is evident. It is clear, much work and commitment has taken place to get to this point. A point where the sonnet rules are followed; but not so much so that creativity is stifled. Very enjoyable indeed – a sonnet worthy of merit and, perhaps, more importantly, juicy points!

    • 2 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Haha! Thank you so much Mr D. As well as making me giggle I'm really grateful for such high praise from yourself and for your juicy points! Thank you muchly :-) xx
      =^.^=

  • 2 months ago

    by Paul Hirst

    Hot Stuff x

    • 2 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Yes, but did you like the sonnet Paul?
      :-) :-) :-)
      Lol x
      =^.^=