THE SONNET
What is a sonnet? <ul><li>This type of sonnet was introduced in England in the 16th century. </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare...
What else is a sonnet? <ul><li>Each line is written in  iambic pentameter . This means you have  10 syllables  total – eve...
Shakespearean Sonnet 18 <ul><li>Shall I compare thee to a summer’s  day ? </li></ul><ul><li>Thou art more lovely and more ...
A TOAST TO TOAST by Gideon O. Burton http://burton.byu.edu/Sonnets/Toast.htm <ul><li>Of all the snacks that beckon in the ...
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SONNET

  1. 1. THE SONNET
  2. 2. What is a sonnet? <ul><li>This type of sonnet was introduced in England in the 16th century. </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare wrote 154 of them! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a short poem with fourteen lines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Of the fourteen lines, the first twelve give the main idea and details. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The final two, a rhyming couplet, are a summarizing statement. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>and a very strict rhyme scheme. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What else is a sonnet? <ul><li>Each line is written in iambic pentameter . This means you have 10 syllables total – every other one stressed. </li></ul><ul><li>In poetry, rhyme scheme is indicated by letters. The rhyme scheme of an Elizabethan/Shakespearean sonnet is as follows: abab cdcd efef gg </li></ul>
  4. 4. Shakespearean Sonnet 18 <ul><li>Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day ? </li></ul><ul><li>Thou art more lovely and more temperate . </li></ul><ul><li>Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May . </li></ul><ul><li>And summer’s lease hath all too short a date . </li></ul><ul><li>Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines . </li></ul><ul><li>And often is his gold complexion dimmed. </li></ul><ul><li>And every fair from fair sometimes declines . </li></ul><ul><li>By chance or nature’s changing course untrimmed: </li></ul><ul><li>But thy eternal summer shall not fade . </li></ul><ul><li>Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st : </li></ul><ul><li>Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade </li></ul><ul><li>When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st . </li></ul><ul><li>So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see. </li></ul><ul><li>So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. </li></ul>
  5. 5. A TOAST TO TOAST by Gideon O. Burton http://burton.byu.edu/Sonnets/Toast.htm <ul><li>Of all the snacks that beckon in the night </li></ul><ul><li>When tummies growl and gnawing hunger calls, </li></ul><ul><li>But one can satisfy my famished plight </li></ul><ul><li>And summons me to stumble through the halls. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh piece of bread, so humble in your slice </li></ul><ul><li>What magic turns your skin from white to brown? </li></ul><ul><li>What arrogant aromas do entice </li></ul><ul><li>When toaster pops and butter coats you down! </li></ul><ul><li>With cinnamon and sugar or with jam </li></ul><ul><li>I dress you in the ornaments of sweet </li></ul><ul><li>More sated, I, than proverb’s happy clam </li></ul><ul><li>When crispy, hot and warm my lips you meet. </li></ul><ul><li>Of every night-time treat you are the most </li></ul><ul><li>I honor you, great food, whose name is toast. </li></ul>
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