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Sonnets characteristics and definitions reg


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Sonnets characteristics and definitions reg

  1. 1. Sonnets Ms. Marshall-Krauss 8th Grade English
  2. 2. Sonnets December 1, 2011 <ul><li>Warm up: What different types of poems do you know? What makes each one different? </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s objective is to identify the special characteristics of a sonnet and scan poetry for meter. </li></ul>84
  3. 3. Poetic Devices <ul><li>Length </li></ul><ul><ul><li>14 lines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rhyme Scheme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shakespearean: ababcdcdefefgg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Petrarchan: abbaabbacdecde </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Poetic Devices <ul><li>Topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Love, lost love, beauty, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Iambic Pentameter </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What is meter? <ul><li>Meter: The recurrence of a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables. </li></ul><ul><li>Foot: A basic unit of meter including two or three syllables. The feet are what repeat. </li></ul><ul><li>Iamb: A specific type of foot with 1 unstressed followed by1 stressed syllable </li></ul><ul><li>Iambic Pentameter: A meter where there are five iambs in each line. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>I </li></ul>am pi rate with a a wood en leg .
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ Two households, both alike in dignity” </li></ul><ul><li>“ But soft! What light from yonder window breaks?” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Write Your Own <ul><li>With your partner, write a conversation in iambic pentameter. It should be four lines (each person speaks twice). </li></ul>84