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Shakespeare's sonnet structure like you've never seen before. Dazzle and inspire your students with this dynamic presentation. From a simple iambic pentameter line ("Trapeze, fall down, go boom, get up, again.") to a discussion of two of Shakespeare's most famous sonnets, there's plenty to amuse and challenge your class here. Full, 50-minute lesson materials included.
An "app" that has all of the sonnets being read by famous voices. Shakespeare would have loved actors of today reading his sonnets, especially because they read them in perfect iambic pentameter. It was created by www.poetryfoundat... to enable students and sonnet lovers to hear these sonnets in dramatic fashion.
In one version, students use Shakespeare’s language to hurl insults, poetry-slam style. In the other version, students try to flatter and impress using unique combinations of Shakespeare’s honeyed words. Two separate engaging and creative lessons.
This is a handout using Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare and questions to go along with both sonnets. I use these two sonnets as an ...
This is an animated video of Sonnet 116 produced by Crescent Entertainment. The images produced in this video add a lot of drama to the sonnet. In class we talked about how the speech used in most of Shakespearean sonnets appeal to the senses, especially sight. I thought this take on Sonnet 116 provided interesting visuals for what the Poet was actually saying. This type of video could be an interesting idea for a possible Sonnet 2.0 project. - Jasmine Stevens