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What is the name of the person above?. Shakespeare was born some time around 23 rd April 1564, in a town called Stratford Upon Avon. He was the third.

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1 What is the name of the person above?

2 Shakespeare was born some time around 23 rd April 1564, in a town called Stratford Upon Avon. He was the third of 8 children and the eldest son. He went to school, where he read a number of Latin stories. At the age of 18 he married an older woman called Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children.

3 In 1592 Shakespeare was in London, where he was an actor and playwright. Shakespeare’s plays were performed by a group called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men of which Shakespeare was a part. From Shakespeare wrote a large amount of plays, including: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and others. On April 23 rd 1616 Shakespeare died

4 BUT WAIT, OH NO! we missed Shakespeare’s birthday!!!!!! How could you forget my birthday?

5 Sonnets Shakespeare isn’t only famous for writing plays, he was also a very successful poet. He used to write poems as presents for people instead of buying them gifts. I was a poet, and, yes, I did know it! (And I’m not a cheapskate)

6 This is one of Shakespeare’s sonnets SONNET 130 My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. I have seen roses damask'd, red and white, But no such roses see I in her cheeks; And in some perfumes is there more delight Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. I love to hear her speak, yet well I know That music hath a far more pleasing sound; I grant I never saw a goddess go; My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground: And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare As any she belied with false compare. What do you think I am trying to say in this poem? What kind of a rhyme does it have?

7 SONNET 130 My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. I have seen roses damask'd, red and white, But no such roses see I in her cheeks; And in some perfumes is there more delight Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. I love to hear her speak, yet well I know That music hath a far more pleasing sound; I grant I never saw a goddess go; My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground: And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare As any she belied with false compare.

8 Shakespeare’s Sonnets have a particular structure. To work out this structure: count the number of lines write down the last word in each line what do you notice about how the lines rhyme? what do you notice about the last two lines? SONNET 130 My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. I have seen roses damask'd, red and white, But no such roses see I in her cheeks; And in some perfumes is there more delight Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. I love to hear her speak, yet well I know That music hath a far more pleasing sound; I grant I never saw a goddess go; My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground: And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare As any she belied with false compare.

9 SONNET 130 My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; A Coral is far more red than her lips' red; B If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; A If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. B I have seen roses damask'd, red and white, C But no such roses see I in her cheeks; D And in some perfumes is there more delight C Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. D I love to hear her speak, yet well I know E That music hath a far more pleasing sound; F I grant I never saw a goddess go; E My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground: F And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare G As any she belied with false compare. G Quatrain Couplet

10 Write your own I would like you to now write a birthday poem for Shakespeare which has 6 lines with an A,B,A,B, G,G rhyming pattern. Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear William, happy birthday to me.

11 My poem My father’s car is nothing like a Ferrari, And the wispy hair upon his head is thinning. I’m sad to say he just can’t handle biryani, And his personality is not winning. Yet I think my dad as rare, As any steak he doth prepare.

12 Shakespearean England What do you think it would be like to live in England in the 16 th and 17 th Century?


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