Shakespeare Sonnets

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1 Shakespeare Sonnets English Year 9
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2 William Shakespeare
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3 What is a sonnet? A sonnet is a fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter. Iambic what? Oh dear, this is going to be a weird lesson!
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4 Iambic Pentameter Iambic Pentameter is the rhythm and metre in which poets and playwrights wrote in Elizabethan England. It is a metre that Shakespeare uses.
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5 Heartbeat. Quite simply, it sounds like this: dee DUM, dee DUM, dee DUM, dee DUM, dee DUM. It consists of a line of five iambic feet, ten syllables with five unstressed and five stressed syllables. It is the first and last sound we ever hear, it is the rhythm of the human heart beat.
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6 Pentameter? Well an ‘iamb’ is ‘dee Dum’ – it is the heart beat. Penta is from the Greek for five. Meter is really the pattern So, there are five iambs per line! ( Iambic penta meter )
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7 It is percussive and attractive to the ear and has an effect on the listener's central nervous system. An Example of Pentameter from Shakespeare: but SOFT what LIGHT through YONder WINdow BREAKS
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Davehoyt during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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