alt.summer’s.day.art-like?.compare?.art-like?

alt.famous.Shakespeare.wrote.composed.published
alt.18th.sonnet.have-translated.re-written.proceed:

(alt.iambic.pentameter.rhymes.reads.scans!
alt.obligatory.”alt”.read.say.pronounce
alt.equally-necessary.dots.!read.!say.!pronounce)

alt.summer’s.day.art-like?.compare?.art-like?
alt.lovely.thou.exceed.surpass.outdo
alt.darling.buds.are-shaken.vibrate.strike
alt.summer’s.lease.passes.dies.out-flew
alt.heaven’s.eye.is-hot.is-too-hot.shines
alt.gold.complexion.fades.recedes.is-dimmed
alt.every.fair.declines.declines.declines
alt.nature’s.changing-course.shorn.cut.untrimmed
alt.thy.eternal-summer.!fade.!fade.!fade
alt.fair.possession.hast.retainest.ow’st
alt.boastful.death.!hold.!capture.!keep-in-shade
alt.everlasting.lines.survive.live.grow’st
alt.long.eyes.view.perceive.can-see
alt.long.this.lives.survives.gives-life-to-thee

(author/date unknown, pre-2008)

(NC) Aanvvv poets varied in whether they counted ‘alt’ as part of the metre…

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