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The Sonnet in Romeo and Juliet

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Frankie Woodman

on 6 April 2017

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Transcript of The Sonnet in Romeo and Juliet

Mechanics
14 Lines
Italian Sonnet
Divided into an
Octave
and
Sestet
The rhyme scheme for the Octave is
abbaabba
, and the Sestet's rhyme scheme is
cdecde
.
Shakespearean Sonnet
One part, rhyme scheme is
abab cdcd efef gg.

A poem with no rhyme but has iambic pentameter.
It consists of lines of five feet.
All of the play that isn't a part of a sonnet is in blank verse.
Affects On the play
"Romeo and Juliet" is made out of sonnets and blank verse.
Sonnets are about unrequited love,
Conclusion
Understanding the mechanics and history of a sonnet, and blank verse helps the reader understand
The Tragedy Of Romeo and Juliet
.
History
Invented by Giacomo Da Lentini, a italian poet in 1200's.
Reinvented by Petrarch; an italian poet, and Shakespeare; an English playwrite in 1500's.
The Sonnet in Romeo and Juliet
Intro

Blank Verse
Introduction
Understanding the form and history of the sonnet helps the reader better understand the dialogue of the play.
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