Sonnets About Homework

Keep reading to learn the ins and outs of this type of poetry. You may have heard that poetry doesn't have many rules, and that anything can be a poem.But that isn't the case if you want to write a sonnet.

First and fourth periods finished up the poetry mini-unit by looking at how to write a sonnet.

There’s substantial planning involved, and we went through the steps as a class.

First and Fourth periods continued working on their projects by analyzing and dividing, Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29.

We’ll take a bit more time tomorrow to finish this up Second and seventh periods compared the original diary Anne Frank wrote with the dramatized version we’ve been acting out in class.

Sonnets were originally written in Italian, but they became best known when William Shakespeare wrote more than 150, often about love.

Shakespeare also included many sonnets in his plays. cummings follow the same overall structure, but don't always follow the rules.

In this lesson, you will learn how to write one of the most well-known forms of poetry: the sonnet.

Made popular by William Shakespeare, the sonnet has a very specific structure of rhyme and rhythm that must be followed.

At the end of class we got out our sonnets and continued to work on them. Today we finished up the complicated “Sonnet 29.” Afterward, students turned either to “Sonnet 18” or “Sonnet 130” (student-group choice) to examine for characteristics of sonnets after they complete a general analysis of the poem for basic understanding.

Today in class we started off the day by getting with a partner and comparing last nights homework. We got to do a fun activity which was to draw how we thought mistress looked like based on the sonnet. English 8 Strategies students continued with yesterday’s work, creating initial drafts we will begin peer editing.


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