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2 Activity One Poetry, Sound, and Music Activity Two A Visit to the Hometown of Shakespeare Material Designer Chen Chienchou

3 Poetry is a kind of music made up of words. To enjoy the art of poetry, you have to read it slowly and expressively, as if you were singing a song, sipping a cup of coffee, or tasting a piece of cheese cake. In this section, we will learn about rhyme in poetry and listen to beautiful recitation of two sonnets. Activity One Poetry, Sound, and Music

4 Poem Recitation Dear Poem-lovers, I am William Shakespeare. Now, We are going to listen to a beautiful recitation of my sonnet 18 by an English actor, Michael Sheen. Be sure to be quiet and pay attention to the end word of each line. Enjoy it.

5 Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day? Shall I compare thee to a summers day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summers lease hath all too short a date; Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimmed; And every fair from fair some declines, By chance or natures changing course untrimmed

6 But thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou owst, Nor shall death brag thou wandrest in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou growst. So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

7 Can you feel the beauty of the poem? If you would like to make your poem sound more lovely, rhyming is a very important technique. Next, we are going to learn something about rhyme in poetry. The Musical Sound Effect of Poetry

8 Different Kinds of Rhyme Here are some major types of rhyme. I. Exact (or Full) Rhyme: You repeat the exact end sounds, such as bee/tea and found/sound. II. Slant (or Half) Rhyme: You choose words with similar end sounds, such as cord/court, harp/hope, impeded/defeated. III. Sight (or Eye) Rhyme: You use words that look alike but sound different, such as proved/loved and pour/sour, near/bear

9 Rhyme Scheme Rhyme scheme is the pattern you arrange rhyming words in a poem. The most common way to show the pattern is to use English letters to represent each end sound. For example: Make new friends, But keep the old. Those are silver, These are gold. a b c b

10 One more example! Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder who you are. Up above the world so high Like a diamond in the sky. Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder who you are. aabbaa aabbaa

11 Rhyme Scheme: Exercise Now lets use a poem that we have learned in Book I and analyze its rhyme scheme.

12 leaves spoons leaves balloons Gathering Leaves Spades take up leaves No better than spoons, And bags full of leaves Are (as) light as balloons. day away I make a great noise Of rustling all day Like rabbit and deer Running away. ababababcdedcdedababababcdedcded

13 Shall I compare thee to a summers day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough wins do shake the darling buds of May, And summers lease hath all too short a date; Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimmed; And every fair from fair some declines, By chance or natures changing course untrimmed. Analyze the rhyme scheme in Sonnet 18. a a b b c c d d

14 But thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou owst, Nor shall death brag thou wandrest in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou growst. So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. e f e f g g A sonnet is a fourteen-line poem. My sonnets are mostly composed of three quatrains (a four-line stanza) and a couplet (a two-line stanza). They are still loved by many contemporary readers!

15 But why do poets write in rhymes? First of all, it provides pleasure for the ears and fulfill the human desire to see likeness in difference. Moreover, it also helps one to memorize the poem because of repetition and regularity.

16 Now, lets listen to another recitation of a sonnet written by a female poet, Elizabeth Barret Browning. Appreciating Poem Recitation

17 How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breath and height I love thee to the depth and breath and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal Grace. For the ends of being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of everydays I love thee to the level of everydays Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight. Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. How do I Love Thee? By Elizabeth Barrent Browning (1806-1861)

18 I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs; and with my childhoods faith. In my old griefs; and with my childhoods faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. I shall but love thee better after death. Read by Laura Paton from A Lovers Gift,Naxos-4023 -23 -23

19 How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breath and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of everydays Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. P.S. The 1 st and 4 th word ( ways and Grace) In the first stanza is a half rhyme. The Rhyme Scheme of the Poem is… a b b a a b b a

20 I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs; and with my childhood faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saintsI love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life!and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. c d c d c d

21 How do you like the poem? I am Elizabeth, the writer of this sonnet. The poem is from a forty-four sonnet sequence written for my beloved husband, Robert Browning, also a great poet. Though having encountered many difficulties, we are still deeply in love with each other. I am a very lucky guy to have such a talented wife, and Im really proud of her.

22 End of Activity I

23 http://www.peopleplayuk.org.uk/thimelines/shakespeare.php?year=0&syear=3& Activity Two A Visit to the Hometown of William Shakespeare 1558-1599

24 United States of America Canada England Ireland Question: Where was Willian born?

25 Sorry, wrong answer. Dont give up! Click on the picture and try again!

26 Bingo! Youre right! He was born in Warwickshire, England. London Warwickshire

27 To be more precise, he was born and brought up in a beautiful small town named Stratford-upon-Avon. Yes, this is my hometown, also a famous tourist spot now in England! Now, let me show you around in Stratford.

28 Source of Photos: http://www.cv81pl.freeserve.co.uk/stratford.htm :This is a picture of my birthplace in Henley Street, in the centre of the town. :This is a picture of my birthplace in Henley Street, in the centre of the town. :This is the town center, where used to be the marketplace. :This is the town center, where used to be the marketplace.

29 :This stone bridge, built in the 15th century, stretches across Avon Canal. :This stone bridge, built in the 15th century, stretches across Avon Canal.

30 http://www.stratford-upon-avon.co.uk/index.htm Source: http://www.cv81pl.freeserve.co.uk/stratford.htm : This is the old grammar school I attended. Built in 1428, later it was called King Edward VI Grammar School for Boys. : This is the old grammar school I attended. Built in 1428, later it was called King Edward VI Grammar School for Boys. :This is the inside of the school. :This is the inside of the school.

31 A Watercolor of William Shakespeare's Old School, King Edward VI Grammar School for Boys. by John Davis http://www.stratford-upon-avon.co.uk/jdavis.htm

32 :After working for many years in London, I returned to Stratford in 1597 and bought this house, the second largest in town. :After working for many years in London, I returned to Stratford in 1597 and bought this house, the second largest in town. :In the last six years of my life, I lived in this house with one of my daughters, Susanna. This is the interior of the house. :In the last six years of my life, I lived in this house with one of my daughters, Susanna. This is the interior of the house. Source of Photos: http://www.cv81pl.freeserve.co.uk/stratford.htm

33 :This view, looking along Stratford High Street, shows several buildings built in the Elizabethan fashion. :This view, looking along Stratford High Street, shows several buildings built in the Elizabethan fashion. :This modern red- brick building is the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, housing a theatre, picture gallery, museum, and library. :This modern red- brick building is the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, housing a theatre, picture gallery, museum, and library. Source of Photos: http://www.cv81pl.freeserve.co.uk/stratford.htm

34 :This is Holy Trinity Church, where I was buried. :This is Holy Trinity Church, where I was buried. :This is a memorial to me cast in bronze in 1888. :This is a memorial to me cast in bronze in 1888.

35 Shakespeares Birthday Celebrations In Stratford-Upon-Avon April 23rd (St George's Day) is the anniversary of Shakespeares birth, and it is also a time of celebrations in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The celebrations are normally held on the Saturday nearest to April 23rd. Now, lets take a look of the famous parade among the many activities.

36 The parade begins with the reed and brass band performance.

37 Then, local dignitaries are followed by ambassadors to the UK from most nations.

38 Source of Photos: http://www.cv81pl.freeserve.co.uk/stratford.htm Here com the most colorful procession of the actors and actresses dressed up in Elizabethan costumes.

39 Procession of Actors and Actresses

40 The staff and students of King Edward VI's Grammar School (Shakespeare's School) also attract everyones attention.

41 The procession terminates at Holy Trinity Church, where participants place their flowers on Shakespeare's grave, inside the church.

42 By the way, do you know which king or queen was in power in Shakespeares time? Make a guess! King Henry VIII Queen Elizabeth I

43 Sorry, wrong answer. Dont give up! Click on the picture and try again!

44 Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I on the Battleship, Aarmda. http://tudorhistory.org/elizabeth/gallery.html Bingo! Youre right! : Queen Elizabeth I, ruling England from 1558 to 1603 was also an important patron and supporter of theater and literature. And King Henry VIII was her father. : Queen Elizabeth I, ruling England from 1558 to 1603 was also an important patron and supporter of theater and literature. And King Henry VIII was her father.

45 http://images.google.com A Film of Shakespearean Romance: Shakespeare in Love

46 Major Characters in the Story Joseph Fiennes as William Shakespeare, who is looking for ideas for his play Gwyneth Paltrow as Viola, the muse who inspired Shakespeare to write wonderful plays

47 The Queen in the Film Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth :In the movie, Queen Elizabeth, is characterized as a headstrong, witty, and wise woman. The stunning performance of the actress, Judi Dench also won her an Oscar award for the best actress in a supporting role. :In the movie, Queen Elizabeth, is characterized as a headstrong, witty, and wise woman. The stunning performance of the actress, Judi Dench also won her an Oscar award for the best actress in a supporting role.

48 If you would like to know more about my life, my works, or anything about me, you can log on the following website to look for what you are interested in. http://shakespeare.about.com/ End of Activity II


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