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Sonnet Title: The Pounce of the Hawk

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Sonnet Title: The Pounce of the Hawk On top of his perch, he takes no rest: (a) looking among the grass and fields to find his prey. (b) With razor vision, he can see the mountain, field and bay. (b) Ever so silently without moving his chest. (a) At any moment, he will pounce from his nest. (a) The mice flee for they would not be wise to stay, (b) They run through the grass hoping it will not come their way. (b) The hawk of the night knows best. (a) Speak not of the horrors of the wild, (c) This bird is doing what it has always done. (d) In the cycle of nature, it is more innocent than a child, (c) It takes no pleasure nor deems it fun, (d) Therefore, it need not be hated or reviled. (c) It will become extinct if it is outdone. (d) Dr. Murad Abel The Italian sonnet uses the iambic pentameter, tetrameter or the hexameter. The most common form is the iambic pentameter. Generally, the Italian sonnet has two sections that include the octave (abb