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1) Get out your syllabus signatures and the syllabus hunt – on your desk 2) Get out your assignment log and add: DateAssignmentPointsStamp 2-1-12Shakespeare Poetry Notes20
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Famous English playwright 38 plays Over 150 sonnets (type of poem )
Quatrain A quatrain is a four-line stanza, as in the following example: This is my letter to the World That never wrote to Me- The simple News that Nature told- With tender Majesty - Emily Dickinson, from “This letter to the World” A poem can have more than one quatrain.
Couplet Two line stanza Roses are red, Violets are blue. A poem can have more than one couplet
Rhyme Scheme The pattern of end rhyme in a poem. The pattern is charted by assigning a letter of the alphabet to the last word of each line. Lines that rhyme are give the same letter. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,A And sorry I could not travel bothB And be one traveler, long, I stoodA And looked down one as far as I couldA To where it bent in the undergrowthB Rhyme scheme = ABAAB
Iambic Pentameter A way to measure each line of a poem Each line must have 10 syllables Let two more summers wither in their pride, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Sonnet 14 line poem Three quatrains (4 lines) and one couplet (2 lines) written in iambic pentameter Rhymes ABAB CDCD EFEF GG Usually, expresses one thought or event
Learning to Write a Sonnet The sonnet form is old and full of dust And yet I want to learn to write one well. To learn new forms and grow is quite a must, But I will learn it quickly, I can tell. And so I sit, today, with pen in hand, Composing three new quatrains with a rhyme. The rhythm flows like wind at my command. The A-B-A-B form consumes my time. But I’m not done until there’s fourteen lines. One ending couplet, after three quatrains. I’ve tried to write this new form several times. The effort’s huge; I have to rack my brain. But I persist, my fourteen lines now done. I wrote my poem; my sonnet work is won. by Denise Rodgers
Pick a partner and make a list of 10 topics Poetry topics: Love Hate Anger Frustration Family 5 minutes
Time to Publish for Evaluation Your classmates will be judging your poems Your poems will not have your names on them when your classmates read them Best poems will win prizes
Publish 3 pieces of construction paper 1 piece for each poem On the front side Type of poem Title Legible, color, poem On the back side Choose a random 4 digit number and 2 letters Each poem needs to have a different number and letter combination
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