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Copy of Shakespearean Sonnets

9th grade Shakespearean Sonnets Brief overview. There is also an activity at the end that has them practice writing a class sonnet.

Hanaa A

on 2 December 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Shakespearean Sonnets


I love sonnets :)
The first 14 lines of Romeo and Juliet is a sonnet. We're going to dissect it tomorrow.
Today, we get to write a sonnet about Cupcakes!
And one more thing...
A Sonnet has 3 Quatrians and 1 Couplet = 14 lines
It's when the end of the lines
of the poem rhyme in a pattern.
When you're figuring out what
the rhyme scheme is you mark it
with the alphabet starting with A.
You know I love rules, right?
Well the sonnet is my kind of poem :)
It's all about rules.
Quatrains and a Couplet?
What's a rhyme scheme?
What's a sonnet?
A Sonnet:
Is a Poem
Has 14 lines
Has 10 syllables per line
Has a strict rhyme scheme
uses Iambic Pentameter
Has 3 quatrains and 1 couplet
For Example:
Jane loves to cook (A)
Bob flies his kite (B)
Adam reads his book (A)
and Johnny shows his might. (B)
Example 2:
She wishes she was tall (A)
Her boyfriend doesn't like that at all. (A)
She dreams of dunking at the net (B)
But I guess she'll have to deal with the dissappointment.(B)
Basketball's just not her thing, (C)
guesss she'll just have to sing. (C)

What's next here???
A Quatrain is a group of 4-lines
(think QUAD = 4)
A Couplet is a group of 2-lines
(think Couple is 2)
The Rhyme Scheme for a Shakespearean Sonnet is always
Each Piece has a job.
Quatrain 1: Poses a question or problem
Quatrain 2: Gives possible solutions or answers
Quatrain 3: Gives a twist or goes further with the possible outcomes
Couplet: Either answers the question, refutes the whole poem, or gives a whole new insight
Each line is written in Iambic pentameter.
It's the beat of the poem.
Iambic Pentameter ?!?!
Sounds just like a heartbeat. Du-dum du-dum, da-dum...
Iambic Pentameter; 10 syllables per line
An IAMB is 2 syllables
Pentameter is 5 IAMBS in a row.
Example: "But soft, what light through
yonder window breaks."
Nearly every line of
Romeo and Juliet is
written in
Iambic Pentameter.
A sonnet is a 14 line poem that is organized with 3 quatrains and a couplet that has 10 syllables per line, is written in iambic pentameter and carries a strict rhyme scheme.
When forty winters shall beseige thy brow,
and dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field,
Thy youth's proud livery, so gazed on now,
will be a tatter'd weed, of small worth held:

Then Being ask'd where all they beauty lies,
Where all the treasure of they lusty days,
To say, within thine own deep-sunken eyes,
Were an all-eating shame and thriftless praise.

How much more praise deserved they beautys use,
If thou couldst answer "this fair child of mine
Shall sum my count and make my old excuse,"
Proving his beauty by succession thine!

This were to be new made when thou art old,
And see thy blood warm when thou feel'st it cold.
One of Shakespeare's Sonnets
Each group will write one line of the sonnet. The lines need to be 10 syllables exactly and the last word needs to rhyme with the word below.
Lines 1 & 3 SAT Lines 2 & 4 FEET
Lines 5 & 7 PASTE Lines 6 & 8 MOST
Lines 9 & 11 PEST Lines 10 & 12 HILL
Lines 13 & 14 ASK

Class Cupcake Sonnet
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