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  • Sonnets for 7th Grade

    1. 1. Introduction to Sonnets Literature 7 Mr. Lopez
    2. 2. What is a sonnet?
    3. 3. What is a sonnet? Italian word “sonnetto” = a little song
    4. 4. What is a sonnet? Italian word “sonnetto” = a little song Started in Italy, moved across world
    5. 5. What is a sonnet? Italian word “sonnetto” = a little song Started in Italy, moved across world Popular during Shakespeare’s time
    6. 6. What is a sonnet? Italian word “sonnetto” = a little song Started in Italy, moved across world Popular during Shakespeare’s time 17th century (1600s)
    7. 7. Sonnet Structure
    8. 8. Sonnet Structure 3 quatrains + 1 couplet =
    9. 9. Sonnet Structure 3 quatrains + 1 couplet = 14 lines total
    10. 10. Sonnet Structure 3 quatrains + 1 couplet = 14 lines total Iambic Pentameter = 10 syllables per line
    11. 11. Sonnet Structure 3 quatrains + 1 couplet = 14 lines total Iambic Pentameter = 10 syllables per line Rhyme scheme:
    12. 12. Sonnet Structure 3 quatrains + 1 couplet = 14 lines total Iambic Pentameter = 10 syllables per line Rhyme scheme: a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g
    13. 13. Sample Sonnet:
    14. 14. Sample Sonnet: In every breath she took with me, I saw
    15. 15. Sample Sonnet: In every breath she took with me, I saw Light, dark and air beneath her smiling soul.
    16. 16. Sample Sonnet: In every breath she took with me, I saw Light, dark and air beneath her smiling soul. With every word my parted lips turn raw
    17. 17. Sample Sonnet: In every breath she took with me, I saw Light, dark and air beneath her smiling soul. With every word my parted lips turn raw She pours my love like soup into a bowl.
    18. 18. How to Write a Sonnet:
    19. 19. How to Write a Sonnet: 1. Think of an idea/situation
    20. 20. How to Write a Sonnet: 1. Think of an idea/situation being in love/wanting love
    21. 21. How to Write a Sonnet: 1. Think of an idea/situation being in love/wanting love not getting love/frustration
    22. 22. How to Write a Sonnet: 1. Think of an idea/situation being in love/wanting love not getting love/frustration Faith/ family or friend love
    23. 23. 2. Cluster or freewrite to get ideas
    24. 24. 2. Cluster or freewrite to get ideas Don’t write to see what you get
    25. 25. 2. Cluster or freewrite to get ideas Don’t write to see what you get Focus on an idea
    26. 26. 2. Cluster or freewrite to get ideas Don’t write to see what you get Focus on an idea Remember you will revise/edit later
    27. 27. 3. Begin with the rhymescheme on the right sideof your paper
    28. 28. a b3. Begin with the rhyme a bscheme on the right side cof your paper d c d e f e f g g
    29. 29. 4. Write the lines first, then count the meter(syllables)
    30. 30. 4. Write the lines first, then count the meter(syllables) 5. Remember that the couplet must be like a punchline/a “twist”
    31. 31. 4. Write the lines first, then count the meter(syllables) 5. Remember that the couplet must be like a punchline/a “twist”So then my girl says “Hey! Let’s just befriends”And where my love began, It comes to end.
    32. 32. Give your sonnet a title
    33. 33. Give your sonnet a title Titles help reader
    34. 34. Give your sonnet a title Titles help reader Titles giver a preview of your poem
    35. 35. Give your sonnet a title Titles help reader Titles giver a preview of your poem May be a figure of speech
    36. 36. Give your sonnet a title Titles help reader Titles giver a preview of your poem May be a figure of speech First draft must be written in Comp. book

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