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									                                      Shakespearean Sonnet Presentations
Dramatic reading

Readers must practice reading the sonnet out loud. The reading must be smooth and professional-sounding. The
performance must be entertaining and engaging.

Suggestions: Read the sonnet using an accent. Blend two or more voices into a choral reading. “Rap” the sonnet and add
beat-boxing. Sing the sonnet in whatever style fits the content: country, rock, jazz, etc. Bring in a drum, a guitar, etc. to
accompany your performance.

Be sure to:

         Pronounce all words correctly.
         Convey the sonnet’s rhythm and sound.
         Pay attention to punctuation, inflections, and emphasis.
         Convey the emotion and meaning of the poem.

Analysis

1. Look up all challenging words and tell the class what they mean.
2. Explain clearly and specifically what each quatrain and the final couplet mean. Clarify the imagery, the figures of
   speech, the ideas. (Use the questions and footnotes in the text book to help you figure out the meaning of the
   sonnet.)
3. Explain what the sonnet says about…
    What love is…
    What love does to us…
    What love does for us…

Art

Create and display an aesthetically pleasing and emotionally suggestive illustration of your group’s sonnet. Decide on
your medium—Drawing, painting, tear-art, collage, etc.

         Include visual imagery from the sonnet.
         Use color to suggest the feelings the poem evokes.
         Include a border that relates to a key symbol or idea.
         Add a quotation from the poem that relates to your art piece




Date of your presentation:___________________________________



                                                                                                            Turn this over!!!
                             Homework (30 points)…An Original Sonnet or Poem
Write a poem inspired by your group’s sonnet. Each person must write his/her own sonnet or poem

         The poem may be a parody of the sonnet
         The poem may be a modernization of the sonnet
         The poem may be a response to the sonnet.

Grades:

         To get an “A,” write a Shakespearean sonnet that follows the proper rhyme and metrical patterns. (14
          lines/iambic pentameter/3 quatrains/1 concluding couplet/a turn/abab cdcd efef gg rhyme scheme) The sonnet
          must develop a single thought or idea which is brought to a conclusion at the end of the poem. The sonnet must
          be inspired by the poem your group presented to the class. (27-30 points)



         To get a “B,” write a sonnet of 14 lines that follows the sonnet rhyme scheme (abab cdcd efef gg) The sonnet
          must develop a single thought or idea which is brought to a conclusion at the end of the poem. The sonnet must
          be inspired by the poem your group presented to the class. (24-26 points)



         To get a “C,” write a sonnet of 14 lines that develops a single thought or idea which is brought to a conclusion at
          the end of the poem. The sonnet must be inspired by the poem your group presented to the class. (21-23
          points)



Bonus points may be earned if your sonnet is unusually creative or poetic.




Due_____________________________

								
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