• Save
Interpreting Shakespearean Sonnets
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Interpreting Shakespearean Sonnets

on

  • 2,358 views

Some content taken from www.proquestk12.com

Some content taken from www.proquestk12.com

Statistics

Views

Total Views
2,358
Views on SlideShare
630
Embed Views
1,728

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0

3 Embeds 1,728

http://weareh2denglish.wordpress.com 1284
http://weareh2fenglish.wordpress.com 443
http://love-englishclass.wikispaces.com 1

Accessibility

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Adobe PDF

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Interpreting Shakespearean Sonnets Interpreting Shakespearean Sonnets Presentation Transcript

  • InterpretingShakespearean Sonnets
  • Sound• Alliteration: repetition of initial consonant sounds (e.g. tried and true, safe and sound, fish and fowl).• Assonance: repetition of vowel sounds (e.g. mad as a hatter, free and easy, time out of mind).• Consonance: repetition of final consonant sounds (e.g. first and last, odds and ends, short and sweet).figures of speechimagerydiction Review the ElementstoneMoodsyntaxform
  • Sonnet 1161 Let me not to the marriage of true minds2 Admit impediments, love is not love3 Which alters when it alteration finds,4 Or bends with the remover to remove.5 O no, it is an ever-fixed mark6 That looks on tempests and is never shaken;7 It is the star to every wandring bark,8 Whose worths unknown, although his height be taken.9 Loves not Times fool, though rosy lips and cheeks10 Within his bending sickles compass come,11 Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,12 But bears it out even to the edge of doom:13 If this be error and upon me proved,14 I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
  • 1st QuatrainExposition of the main theme and main metaphor 1 Let me not to the marriage of true minds 2 Admit impediments, love is not love 3 Which alters when it alteration finds, 4 Or bends with the remover to remove.
  • 2nd QuatrainTheme and metaphor are extended; creative illustration is given 5 O no, it is an ever-fixed mark 6 That looks on tempests and is never shaken; 7 It is the star to every wandring bark, 8 Whose worths unknown, although his height be taken.
  • 3rd Quatrain Either the metaphor is extended or conflict is introduced through the turn or volta9 Loves not Times fool, though rosy lips and cheeks10 Within his bending sickles compass come,11 Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,12 But bears it out even to the edge of doom:
  • CoupletSummarizes and leaves the reader with a new, concluding image 13 If this be error and upon me proved, 14 I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
  • Try your hand at itGoogle docs: CN LN, I - Shakespearean Sonnet1. Think of a topic. Explain what your sonnet is going to be about in 3-5 sentences.2. The first two lines of your Shakespearean Sonnet are easy to write because they don’t have to rhyme yet. Try out a few ideas for your 1st line.3. The 2nd line doesn’t have a fixed rhyme yet; try writing a second line.4. Count each syllable, make sure you only have 10 syllables. Revise your work if it exceeds or is lacking in syllables. Do not forget to add color to make each line interesting. Also, revise your work to follow the iambic pentameter (– ‘).
  • Try your hand at itGoogle docs: CN LN, I - Shakespearean Sonnet5. The 3rd and 4th line will need to rhyme with those you already wrote; the 3rd with the 1st and the 4th with the 2nd. To aid you in writing these: a. Create a list of words that rhyme with the last word of the 1st line. b. Create another list of words that rhyme with the last word of the 2nd line.6. Write your ideas for the 3rd and 4th line.7. Look over your 1st quatrain. Make sure all the lines have 10 syllables and are following the metrical scheme of iambic pentameter.
  • Try your hand at itGoogle docs: CN LN, I - Shakespearean Sonnet8. Go over the same process for the two other quatrains and the couplet, remembering the essential composition of each: a. 2nd Quatrain: Theme and metaphor are extended; creative illustration is given. b. 3rd Quatrain: Either the metaphor is extended or conflict is introduced through the turn or volta. c. Couplet: Summarizes and leaves the reader with a new, concluding image.You have now successfully created your first workingShakespearean Sonnet draft!