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Get out notebooks! Name 5 adjectives That are used to describe BEAUTY and LOVE
Warm Up Tell me what you know about the following Figurative Language terms: Metaphor Simile Hyperbole
Definitions: Metaphor: a figurative language device that compares two things Simile: a comparison between two different things, especially a phrase containing the word "like" or "as“ Hyperbole: deliberate and obvious exaggeration EXAMPLES?
Sonnets A Sonnet is a verse form that typically refers to a concept of love. Sometimes unattainable love sometimes perfect love sometimes lost love. A sonnet is a form of lyric poetry Lyric poetry presents the deep feelings and emotions of the poet Song lyrics are also considered poetry The topic of most sonnets written in Shakespeare's time were love or a theme related to love.
Where did they come from? Sonnets were first developed by the Italian poet, Francesco Petrarca. Petrarchan sonnets depict the addressed his love in hyperbole made her a model of perfection and inspiration.
Example of Petrarca’s work The eyes of which I spoke so warmly, the hands, The shoulders and the ankles and the face, that separated me from my Self’s space, And marked me out from every other man: the lovely waving hair of shining gold, The loving light of that angelic smile, that made a paradise on earth a while, Are dust, a little dust, senseless and grown cold.
What makes a sonnet? Sonnet form: 14 lines, ababcdcdefefgg, 10 syllables each line Iambic pentameter ( which is the rhythm of pairing ten syllables)
Stuff to know There are seven rhymes in the pattern of abab cdcd efef gg. (THREE quatrains and ONE concluding couplet) This is a four-part argument or persuasion on a single thought or emotion or theme. Each quatrain contains a separate development of the sonnets central idea and then the couplet is the resolution or conclusion. Each line is it’s own sentence and has TEN syllables in iambic pentameter. Listen to your heartbeat and feel the rhythm of your poem. (yes, seriously)
Iambic pentameter “Iambic pentameter is the rhythm of our English language and of our bodies – a line of that poetry has the same rhythm as our heartbeat. A line of iambic pentameter fills the human lung perfectly, so it’s the rhythm of speech.” --Ben Crystal(Shakespearean actor)
What else? Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets. Mostly about the theme of love… They contained metaphors, similes, hyperbole and other forms of figurative language. He changed Petrarca’s versions of what the rules of a sonnet were.
Decoding figurative language What is the poem saying? What does the poet mean? By using metaphors and similes we can figure it out… Try this one: Sonnet #130
Before we start Dun: brownish gray color Damask: grayish-pink color Belied: to contradict; to cancel out or to show that something is not real
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 there is 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.
But what does it mean? Metaphors? Similes? Hyperbole? Is he being sarcastic or is he being sincere? Why do you think that?
My students wrote these opening stanzas last year… His eyes, to me stand out like heaven’s stars His lips, be soft to kiss a floating cloud His arms hold me, so safe like golden bars Hold me close and make me oh so aroused. I love her like fat boys do love cupcakes I like when she shakes what her mom gave her. With that smile, my heart is what she takes When with her, like batter, my feelings stir. His eyes like choc’late melting in the sun Liquid pools of love to see into mine Cheeks like meat under a hamburger bun. He is edible love and oh so fine.
Due Wednesday Write a sonnet share it in class on Wednesday. Come to tutoring on Tuesday for help!! Don’t forget: iambic pentameter and some juicy figurative language that expresses the way you feel.
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