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Sonnet Assignment

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ASSIGNMENT: Write a 14-line poem that follows the rhyme pattern of
the Shakespearean sonnet: abab cdcd efef gg.

    Remember to used good sensory details: sight, sound, smell touch, taste.
    Use the words to create pictures in the reader’s mind.
    Use correct grammar and spelling.
    TTILE the sonnet
    Type it and apply appropriate fonts and color and graphics for your
     sonnet.
    The more specific your details are the better. Avoid vague, general
     statements.
        o She is nice to animals
        o Sally never kills any living creature—even the mosquito that’s biting
           her!

                                  Topics to consider:

                                              Favorite foods
Soccer                                        Your bedroom
Basketball                                    Riding the bus
Wrestling                                     Walking to school
Softball                                      Lunch in the school cafeteria
Lacrosse                                      Homework
Family                                        What I always wanted
Your best friend                              If only…
Tenby Chase Pool                              A fear (or Fears)
Riverdel                                      Money
Ocean City, NJ                                Rain (or snow)
Your room                                     Gym class
Your kitchen                                  Love
A class at school                             A favorite book
Your pet                                      Simple truths
Chores                                        Lessons I’ve learned
Emotions                                      Discoveries
A vacation spot                               A nightmare
Your favorite piece of clothing               Dreams
A videogame
Your girlfriend/boyfriend                               A
A favorite memory
Annoyances
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                          Sonnet Rubric

_______     8   Poem is 14 lines

_______     4   A rhyme scheme is used.

_______     3   Correct use of spelling and punctuation

_______     3   Creativity: graphic, fonts, color

_______     2   Title

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20 points




DUE__________________________________________

								
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