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Understandin g Sonnets Victoria Bello Oscar Gomez Tierney Rowe
What is a Sonnet? A poem written in a 14 line verse form, using iambic pentameter Each line is 10 syllables long Has a specific rhyme scheme
Elizabethan Sonnets Elizabethan Age Created by Shakespeare Composed of 3 quatrains Terminal Couplet Rhyme Scheme “abab cdcd efef gg”
Literary Devices used in Elizabethan Sonnets Alliteration Oxymoron Metaphor Personification Enjambment Consonance Metonymy
Rhyme Scheme The pattern of rhyme between lines of a poem or song Does anyone remember the rhyme scheme for an Elizabethan sonnet? abab cdcd efef gg
Let’s Practice! Lines that rhyme are marked with same letter aa bb cc
Scansion The process of measuring the rhythm of a poem -Used to determine a poem’s meter How many feet does a poem written in iambic pentameter have in each 5
Iambic Pentameter Lines written in iambic pentameter follow an “unstressed/stressed/unstressed/stressed” pattern Each group of “unstressed/stressed” = 1 foot How many feet does this line contain?

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