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Arkansas Football Player Wrote A “Sonnet” About Being A Razorback, Doesn’t Know What A Sonnet Is

Vin Ascolese is an incoming freshman recruit for the Arkansas Razorbacks football team and an aspiring poet. He’s so excited about being at Arkansas that he forgot how sonnets worked.

1. This is Vin Ascolese. He will be a freshman football player at Arkansas in the fall.

2. This is Vin’s “Sonnet”: “The Razorback”

These Are The (More Famous) Forms Of Sonnets

1. Petrarchan Sonnet:
Number Of Lines: 14
Typical Topic: Love
Typical Rhyme Form:
a b b a a b b a c d e c d e OR
a b b a a b b a c d c d c d

2. Spenserian Sonnet
Number Of Lines: 14
Typical Topic: Love
Typical Rhyme Form:
a b a b b c b c c d c d e e

3. Shakespearian Sonnet
Number Of Lines: 14
Typical Topic: Love
Typical Rhyme Form:
a b a b c d c d e f e f g g

Now obviously Ascolese’s sonnet doesn’t fit any of these forms so it’s time we added…

4. The Asolesian Sonnet
Number Of Lines: 18
Typical Topic: Football
Typical Rhyme Form:
a b c d e a f e g h i j k l h m n o

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