(1) Smith's innovation in the Elegiac Sonnets derives from the ways in which the formal traditions of sonnet and elegy converge.(2) Most of the poems employ the forms of the sonnet , rhymed couplets, and ballad stanzas, and most were composed while Cullen was an undergraduate at New York University.(3) Fascinated throughout his career by venerable poetic fixed forms such as the sonnet , the triolet, and the Malayan pantoum, Jouet chose to invent a new fixed form.(4) Why else would Robert Lowell, for example, spend the best part of his last ten years on earth stuffing everything into a fourteen-line loose approximation of a sonnet , lines whose randomness save him from dullness?(5) The biography then turns to extra-familial influences, including Surrey's friendship with Henry Fitzroy, the Earl of Richmond, for whom he would invent the English sonnet in his Windsor elegies.(6) Like Petrarch, he sonnet ted his mistress, both before and after death.(7) Although it does not fit the metrical requirements of a sonnet , Herrick's song follows a metrical pattern and rhyme scheme.(8) Because the sonnet 's formal structure was so well defined, its popularity as a form risked obscuring the boundary between true art and simple workmanship.(9) Another Milton scholar present announced that while rhyme was no ornament to verse, the return of odes and sonnets was inevitable.(10) Concealed inside its villanelles, ghazals, canzones, sonnets , and prose poems are that country's unheard voices.(11) These lines are in fact the final couplets from five sonnets in Benson's 1640 edition of Shakespeare's poems.(12) And unlike the elegies the sonnets are predominantly poems of invocation, apostrophe and direct address, he writes.(13) There are varied poetic forms, including narratives, jazz poems, slam poems, sestina, haiku, couplets and sonnets .(14) Cook's first collection presents a series of experiments with formal structures; standard sonnets , quatrains, and the more recently standard haiku and ghazal as well.(15) What about writing sonnets and sestinas and villanelles?(16) We are still writing sonnets , villanelles, sestinas, even pantoums and triolets, ballades and rondels, as well as inventing ├ö├ç├┐nonce├ö├ç├û forms to suit our uses.