Lecture Notes - Sonnets Form o 14 lines o 3 quatrains o one couplet Rhyme scheme Meter o Iambic pentameter Almost always they stick with iambic

Lecture Notes - Sonnets Form o 14 lines o 3 quatrains o one...

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08/27/2015 ° Sonnets Form: o 14 lines o 3 quatrains o one couplet Rhyme scheme Meter o Iambic pentameter * Almost always they stick with iambic pentameters; but sometimes they don’t Changes in sound really tell us what the author is trying to create/emphasizing a point Sonnet sequences End-stopped and enjambed lines o End-stopped lines end with punctuation, almost always a period; distinct end to the thought o Enjamed lines: pulls you to the next line, continuing through the idea to the next line of the poem o Why is there a significance between end-stopped and enjamed? Moving through an idea quickly if it’s an enjambed line Content: o Argument Common themes? o Multiplicity of meaning
Contest between image and sound o Persona Not reading Shakespeare’s voice, but the person he’s portraying o Conceit A figure of speech; a way of putting language together Focuses on a comparison, usually clever or unexpected Blazon: 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 sonnet Petrarch (1304-1374) o Sonnets to Laura Octave, Sestet, Turn o Abbaabba cdecde Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard Courtly love o Object of love (usually the woman) is unreachable o Desire/attraction that is morally elevating ° Shakespearean Sonnets Mostly composed between 1592-1604 Published in 1609 Extend and complicate the conventions of the sonnet
° 9/1/15 ° ° Act I & II- Much Ado About Nothing Beatrice and Benedick’s battle of wit Manipulation o Pretending they don’t know that Benedick is in the room o When DP was pretending to be Claudio to get Hero to like Claudio o Barachio’s plan to make Hero seem like she’s in love with him Theme of intervention on the two people who may or may not be interested in each other o Successful in getting Benedick and Beatrice to be in love with each other o Is it right or do we interpret it to be good to convince theme to take on this traditional love relationship? Is there something wrong with this traditional courtship vs. non-traditional Non-traditional converted to something more acceptable Is that intervention ultimately a good thing? Or is it unsettling how concerned everyone is about bringing on this relationship? Act 3: Benedick’s soliloquy o Don John? o Villainous to the point of causing random havoc for no reason o Who’s the actual villain? Don John says he wants to mess with Claudio and Don Pedro, but Borachio is the one that makes up the plan, and makes it happen o Always super gloomy; doesn’t really eat; gets excited about doing bad things o Could we feel pity for him because he’s the illegitimate son, so he never get’s attention?
Don Pedro?

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