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1 1) Get out your syllabus signatures and the syllabus hunt – on your desk 2) Get out your assignment log and add: DateAssignmentPointsStamp Shakespeare Poetry Notes20

2 William Shakespeare ( ) Famous English playwright 38 plays Over 150 sonnets (type of poem )

3 Key Terms  Quatrain  Couplet  Rhyme Scheme  Sonnet  Iambic Pentameter

4 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.

5 Couplet  Two line stanza Roses are red, Violets are blue. A poem can have more than one couplet

6 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

7 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, Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride

8 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

9  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

10 Pick a partner and make a list of 10 topics  Poetry topics: Love Hate Anger Frustration Family 5 minutes

11 Write 3 sonnets Sonnet ○ Must be14 lines (3 quatrains + 1 couplet) ○ iambic pentameter ○ rhymes

12 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

13 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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