- Slides: 15
+ Shakespearean Sonnet
+ What makes a sonnet, a sonnet?
+ Shakespearean Sonnets Iambic Pentameter Rhyme scheme: abab, cdcd, efef, gg 14 lines First 12 divided into 3 quatrains Couplet *Only 3 of Shakespeare’s sonnets deviate*
+ Shakespearean Sonnets Shakespearean Sonnet: Poem written in Iambic Pentameter. A Shakespearean Sonnet contains 3 quatrains and a couplet. Iambic Pentameter: A meter used in poetry composed of groups of syllables called “feet. ” Iambic Pentameter contains 5 feet in a line— 10 syllables. Iamb: unstressed syllable, stressed syllable Pent: 5
+ (unstressed-STRESSED-unstressed-STRESSED-unstressed. STRESSED) (soft-LOUD-soft-LOUD-soft-LOUD)
+ Sonnet 18 IN PAIRS… Number the lines Divide it into quatrains Write-in the rhyme scheme Mark unstressed and stressed syllables in each line
+ Great, but… what? ? IN YOUR PAIRS Discuss and jot down in the margins the meaning of each quatrain and the couplet What is Shakespeare saying in Q 1? Q 2? Q 3? The couplet?
+ Quatrains/Couplet Q 1: Main theme/metaphor Q 2: Theme/metaphor is extended or complicated Q 3: Turning point/Twist “But” Usually occurs in line 9 Couplet: Summarizes or leaves us with a new, concluding image
+ -Beyoncé Knowles, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”
+ -Miley Cyrus, “Party in the U. S. A”
+ The Backstreet Boys, “I Want it That Way”
+ YOUR TURN We will now craft our own ‘Pop Sonnets’ in small groups QUICKLY decide on pop-culture inspiration and GO WITH IT You need a CLEAR, FOCUSED inspiration Another Pop Song? Your favorite book? A Disney movie? Your own life? Embarrassing moment?
+ First brave souls?
+ Think-Pair-Share What was the most difficult part of writing your own sonnets? How has today altered your understanding or feelings toward Shakespearean Sonnets? Poetry?