Shakespearean Sonnets - Ms. Bishop's English IV Class
Shakespearean Sonnets Most common theme of his sonnets was love Much debate about his sonnets; is it about himself or a fictional man? We know who they were intended for; young man or dark lady Sonnets express profound emotion Sonnet Form Formal organization and logical flow 14 line poem that uses iambic pentameter
3 quatrains followed by 1 couplet (Do the math: 3x4=12, 12+2=14) Iambs-metrical feet (unit of measure) one unstressed syllable is followed by a stressed syllable The rhyme scheme is abab cdcd efef gg Sonnet 18 On page 391, read sonnet 18 and answer the following questions on a sheet of paper.
Write in complete sentences. Questions: 1.Describe a temperate climate. 2.Explain the following: line 4: summers lease, line 5: hot eye of heaven, line 6: gold complexion dimmed 3.How does the 9th line provide a different view of the sonnets central theme? 4.What new idea is
introduced in the couplet? 5.In the last line, what is this referring to? Sonnet 18 Review The quatrains express related ideas (metaphors) and the couplets summarize the poem There is always a turn, a shift in thought (line 9)
The narrator is comparing his lover to what? Answers Describe a temperate climate. Moderate climate with distinct seasons. Cold, dry winters and hot, rainy summers in the following: line 4: summers lease, line 5: of heaven, line 6: gold complexion dimmed
Summers duration; comparison to seasons length The sun When the sun is behind the clouds ow does the 9th line provide a different view of the so ral theme? The first two quatrains describe how natures beauty fades. Line 9 begins with the transition BUT, which indicates a change in theme.then states that the beauty of the speakers love will never fade. Answers Continued What new idea is introduced in the couplet?
The couplet shifts focus to the poet, stating that his writing will immortalize his beloved 5. In the last line, what is this referring to? THIS is referring to the poem Translation of Sonnet 18 Shall I compare you to a summer's day? You are more lovely and more constant: Rough winds shake the beloved buds of May And summer is far too short: At times the sun is too hot,
Or often goes behind the clouds; And everything beautiful sometime will lose its beauty, By misfortune or by nature's planned out course. But your youth shall not fade, Nor will you lose the beauty that you possess; Nor will death claim you for his own, Because in my eternal verse you will live forever. So long as there are people on this earth, So long will this poem live on, making you immortal. Sonnet 130 Questions: Conceits- an 1. What is unusual about the extended
speaker's description of his metaphor beloved in this sonnet? On page 398, read 2. How does the final couplet Sonnet 130 and clarify the speakers answer the attitude toward his following mistress? questions, 3. What do you think continued on same Shakespeares purpose in
writing this sonnet? sheet of paper Sonnet Review Mistress doesnt mean the same as todays mistress Poem about physical beauty vs. internal beauty Humorous tone Answers
nusual about the speaker's description of his beloved in this s It doesnt matter to the speaker that she doesnt have superficial beauty; he loves her anyway es the final couplet clarify the speakers attitude toward his m She is not idealized. The speaker describes her as having ungainly features do you think Shakespeares purpose in writing this sonnet? His purpose might have been to amuse readers by mocking trite conceits, or to affirm that love exists between real-not idealized-mean and women.
Translation of Sonnet 130 My mistress's eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips; If snow is white, then her breasts are a brownish gray; If hairs are like wires, hers are black and not golden. I have seen damask roses, red and white [streaked], But I do not see such colors in her cheeks; And some perfumes give more delight Than the horrid breath of my mistress. I love to hear her speak, but I know That music has a more pleasing sound. I've never seen a goddess walk; But I know that my mistress walks only on the ground. And yet I think my love as rare
As any woman who has been misrepresented by ridiculous comparisons. Write your own sonnet!! Choose a subjectlove is the most popular! Be sure to follow the sonnet format. 3 quatrains and 1 couplet You will share when you are finished!
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