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    Posted on Jun 13, 2012

    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.

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

    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