Know Your Sonnets
Kind of Activity:
To comprehend the format of a sonnet
Common Core Standards:
"Remember" takes the form of sonnet (Petrarchan, but don't reveal this to students yet). Divide students into groups of 4-6 and give them the following Sonnet Guide:
A sonnet is a poem that fits a specific format. These are the requirements for a traditional sonnet:
- 14 lines
- In iambic pentameter
- following a specific rhyme scheme (see below)
There are two main types of traditional sonnet: Italian and English. Here is how they are different:
Italian: the traditional...
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