- Shakespeare’s Sonnets
- Allusions Website
- Did Shakespeare Want To Suppress His Sonnets?
- Explicate the Sonnet Assignment
- Building a Sonnet
- In the first paragraph, share a brief summary about the sonnet.
- In the next paragraph, share literary devices you found in the sonnets (such as personification, alliteration, symbolism, metaphor, repetition, etc.)
- In the next paragraph, explain the purpose for each device.
- In the last paragraph, identify any religious references and references to Shakespeare’s life and times in the sonnets.
Create your own sonnet: (40 points)
Create a “Love for FHS” Sonnet
Follow the sonnet requirements:
- 14 lines,
- abab cdcd efef gg rhyme scheme,
- 10 syllables per line,
- poetic techniques such as imagery, personification, alliteration, metaphor, simile, etc.).
In this sonnet, reflect on your year at Foran HS. Share what you love–friendships, classes, activities–clubs/sports, trips, teachers, etc. If you choose to, you can be serious, comical, and/or reflective. But, most of all, be creative and follow the sonnet requirements.
Recite a sonnet. Memorize either a Shakespearean sonnet or the one you created and perform it to the class. You may recite this live or in a video shown in class.