08/27/2015°SonnetsForm:o14 lineso3 quatrainsoone coupletRhyme schemeMeteroIambic pentameter *Almost always they stick with iambic pentameters; but sometimes they don’tChanges in sound really tell us what the author is trying to create/emphasizing a pointSonnet sequencesEnd-stopped and enjambed linesoEnd-stopped lines end with punctuation, almost always a period; distinct end to the thoughtoEnjamed lines: pulls you to the next line, continuing through the idea to the next line of the poemoWhy is there a significance between end-stopped and enjamed?Moving through an idea quickly if it’s an enjambed line Content:oArgumentCommon themes?oMultiplicity of meaning
Contest between image and soundoPersonaNot reading Shakespeare’s voice, but the person he’s portraying oConceitA figure of speech; a way of putting language togetherFocuses on a comparison, usually clever or unexpectedBlazon: a list of different physical features; taking apart of the body and describing what the different features look like; highlighting/focusing on different parts of the body°History of the sonnetPetrarch (1304-1374)oSonnets to LauraOctave, Sestet, TurnoAbbaabba cdecdeThomas Wyatt and Henry HowardCourtly loveoObject of love (usually the woman) is unreachableoDesire/attraction that is morally elevating °Shakespearean SonnetsMostly composed between 1592-1604Published in 1609Extend and complicate the conventions of the sonnet
°9/1/15°°Act I & II- Much Ado About NothingBeatrice and Benedick’s battle of witManipulationoPretending they don’t know that Benedick is in the roomoWhen DP was pretending to be Claudio to get Hero to like ClaudiooBarachio’s plan to make Hero seem like she’s in love with himTheme of intervention on the two people who may or may not be interested in each otheroSuccessful in getting Benedick and Beatrice to be in love with each otheroIs it right or do we interpret it to be good to convince theme totake on this traditional love relationship?Is there something wrong with this traditional courtship vs. non-traditionalNon-traditional converted to something more acceptable Is that intervention ultimately a good thing? Or is it unsettling how concerned everyone is about bringing onthis relationship? Act 3: Benedick’s soliloquyoDon John? oVillainous to the point of causing random havoc for no reasonoWho’s the actual villain? Don John says he wants to mess withClaudio and Don Pedro, but Borachio is the one that makes upthe plan, and makes it happenoAlways super gloomy; doesn’t really eat; gets excited about doing bad thingsoCould we feel pity for him because he’s the illegitimate son, so he never get’s attention?