That completes our notes on literary terms. Now we will discuss sonnets more in depth.
A fourteen line lyric poem, usually written in rhymed iambic pentameter Themes: Love Friendship Mortality Immortality of poetry Sonnets
A sonnet consists of three quatrains and one couplet
Sonnets A quatrain is a series of four rhymed lines
Sonnets First quatrain: the subject is revealed and why it is loved is explained Second quatrain: describe what is special about the subject – be descriptive and imaginative Third Quatrain: A problem arises with loving the subject
Sonnets A couplet is a series of two rhymed lines Summarizes and leaves the reader with a new, concluding image
Sonnets Rhyme Scheme – a pattern of rhyme in a poem Sonnet Rhyme Scheme: ABAB/CDCD/EFEF/GG
Sonnets Iambic Pentameter: five beats of alternating unstressed and stressed syllables (“da-DUH”); ten syllables per line. Meter means rhythm.
Sonnets “Who’s wood / these are / I think / I know /his house” “Is in / the village / though he / will not / mind me / stopping”
Sonnets Now we will be listening to some examples of sonnets.