Shakespearean Sonnets

24 Feb

Today we will be studying Shakespearean Sonnets.  This will ultimately lead to our next writing piece, creating your own sonnet, which will be due Monday.  We will be in the computer lab a206 on Friday.

Today’s notes, sonnet, which should be copied into your notebook.

Copy the following sonnet into your notebook, and label the Quatrains, Couplets, Rhyme Scheme and Iambic Pentameter:

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 dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to Time thou grow’st.
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

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