Pop Sonnet

William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. His many works are about life, love, death, revenge, grief, jealousy, murder, magic, and mystery. One of his famous plays was “Romeo and Juliet”, which was about tragedy mixed with comedy. Talking about his sonnet that we called the Shakespearean sonnet, is divided into three quatrains and rhyming couplets. ABAB is the first quatrain where the writers explain the theme or the main idea. The second quatrain, which is CDCD, is where the writers explain more about their theme or the main idea. For EFEF, is the third quatrain where writers should start to finish explaining their theme and start moving on to the conclusion part. GG is the Fourth quatrain that only has 2 lines. And in this last quatrain, the writers should write about the conclusion of the theme. In this day and age, people started to invent one cool thing which is called the “Pop sonnet”. Pop sonnets are just like Shakespearean sonnets but just take pop songs or hit songs to make it into a sonnet that follows the Shakespearean sonnet structure. So below is the assignment that I got from my English literacy teacher, which is to pick a song and make it into a pop sonnet. I chose the song from one of the famous artists named Shawn Mendes. The song is called Treat You Better.   

Treat you better – Shawn Mendes


I nev’r wanteth to forswear to thee

But I see on thy visage and thy eyes

I knoweth that he’s just not right for thee

I knoweth he wilt not beest the right guy


I can treat thee way better than he can 

Tell me wherefore art thee wast time with him

And wench like thee deserve a gentleman

When thee should beest with me instead of him


I’ll cease time when thee said you’d like me too

I wanna give thee the love that thee lost

I wanna give thee the love that is true

The true love that wilt take nothing to cost 


Hold my hand still and I shall beest ’round

I promise that I will not let  thee down


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