Vasia, Duke Edward's Squire, was given a Silver Tyger; the AOA level fighting award for the East Kingdom. I have a great fondness for Vasia. She is an amazing woman. I was excited to be able to collaborate with Mistress Nataliia on the words for the scroll.
Perkūnas’ thunder shakes the trees of oak
as An Dubhaigeainn’s warrior takes the field.
Her armor shines, the phoenix on her shield
Speaks of rebirth, arising through the smoke.
Her strength & skill is clear with each sword-stroke,
known too her boundless grace on tourney field,
her courtesy alone should make men yield;
Thus her fame has spread among Eastern folk.
O’er many years through transformations true,
the East has let the Crown know they adore her.
The King & Queen, in proper royal review,
decided that they wished to reward her,
& will induct Lady Vasia into**
the most noble Silver Tyger’s Order
Done this day Yadda Yadda Yadda
**NOTE, THIS ONLY SCANS IF YOU PRONOUNS VASIA AS “VASH-A” which is supposed to be how it is pronounced.
Context:“Apparently, I didn't send this to Natallia, as it was still in draft.
Vasia has been knight marshal for An Dubhaigeainn, and responsible the development of new fighters. She has brought in instructors, sought instruction herself that she might better herself and barony.
Also, Vasia is apparently pronounced Vasha.
Also, she has been fighting for ~20 years
On Mar 15, 2017 9:25 AM, Edward Greywrote:
I have cc'd Vasia's lady Zillah on this reply.
Thank you. At Gulf Wars will put more brain power into this soon. A minor correction as Vasia is Lithuanian, 1400-1500.
The rhyme scheme for the octave is typically a b b a a b b a.
The sestet is more flexible. Petrarch typically used c d e c d e or c d c d c d for the sestet.
Some other possibilities for the sestet include c d d c d d, c d d e c e, or c d c d c d.
The octave and sestet have special functions in a Petrarchan sonnet. The octave's purpose is to introduce a problem, express a desire, reflect on reality, or otherwise present a situation that causes doubt or a conflict within the speaker's soul and inside an animal and object in the story. It usually does this by introducing the problem within its first quatrain (unified four-line section) and developing it in the second. The beginning of the sestet is known as the volta, and it introduces a pronounced change in tone in the sonnet; the change in rhyme scheme marks the turn. The sestet's purpose as a whole is to make a comment on the problem or to apply a solution to it. The pair are separate but usually used to reinforce a unified argument - they are often compared to two strands of thought organically converging into one argument, rather than a mechanical deduction. Moreover, Petrarch's own sonnets almost never had a rhyming couplet at the end as this would suggest logical deduction instead of the intended rational correlation of the form.
10 Syllables per line.
Perkūnas: Thunder God. Drives a chariot with goats. Also associated with the oak tree.