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11: vocab 11 unit 2 PDF  Write a sentence and draw a picture for each word

12: vocab 12 unit 2 Complete vocab 12 Unit 2 – Ditto and, on the back, write a sentence and draw a picture for each word.



Our next writing piece is a poem.  Each student must have a completed original poem, typed, in class on Friday.

On Tuesday we discussed the sonnet and read Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare.

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? 
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date: 

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d; 
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;

But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest: 

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

Shakespearean sonnets abide by the following conventions:

    • 14 lines
    • 3 quatrains (quatrain is a four line stanza)
    • 1 couplet (couplet is a two line stanza)
    • Rhyme Scheme: abab cdcd efef gg
    • Usually a turning point or “volta” at the third stanza, where the poem shifts and marks a revelation or epiphany.  (Sets up the “Punchline” of the poem, which lies in the final couplet).
Reminder!! Make sure you have selected a book for independent reading.  Each student must turn in an essay about the use of 3 literary devices or skills used in the book of his/her choice. This assignment is due Friday November 4th.
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