- The Shakespearean (or English) Sonnet. Sonnet Form The sonnet is a fourteen line poem. The Shakespearean sonnet is written in iambic pentameter.
The Shakespearean (or English) Sonnet. Sonnet Form The sonnet is a fourteen line poem. The Shakespearean sonnet is written in iambic pentameter.
- Slide 1
- The Shakespearean (or English) Sonnet
- Slide 2
- Sonnet Form The sonnet is a fourteen line poem. The Shakespearean sonnet is written in iambic pentameter.
- Slide 3
- Iambic Pentameter Lines that ideally have five unstressed syllables, each followed by a stressed syllable, are referred to as iambic pentameter. Example: Shall I/ compare/ thee to/ a sum/ mers day.
- Slide 4
- Meter Meter is the regular pattern of accented and unaccented syllables in a line of poetry. Each unit of meter is known as a foot.
- Slide 5
- Pentameter If there are five feet in a line of poetry, it is referred to as pentameter. Example: Two houses both alike in dignity Two hous/ es both/ a like/ in dig/ ni ty
- Slide 6
- Rhyme Rhyme is the occurrence of similar or identical sounds at the ends of two or more words. Examples: cathat badfad
- Slide 7
- End Rhyme End rhyme occurs at the ends of lines. Example: I cannot go to school today, Said little Peggy Ann McKay. (Shel Silverstein)
- Slide 8
- Slant Rhyme Slant rhyme is also known as near rhyme. Slant rhyme occurs when the sounds are not quite identical. Examples: care dear
- Slide 9
- Rhyme Scheme Rhyme scheme is the pattern of end rhyme in a poem. The pattern is charted by assigning a letter of the alphabet to each line. Lines that rhyme are assigned the same letter.
- Slide 10
- Example of Rhyme Scheme Jack and Jill a went up the hilla to fetch a pail of water.b Jack fell downc and broke his crownc and Jill came tumbling after.b (Note that water and after are slant rhymes)
- Slide 11
- Rhythm Rhythm refers to the pattern of flow of sound created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry. A regular pattern of rhythm is called meter.