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Comparing poems is fun!
This worksheet asks students to compare the themes and ideas of these two famous Shakespearean sonnets.
-read and annotate the poems
-define unfamiliar words
-highlight certain aspects of each poem
-determine the main idea of each poem
-explain how the poems are alike and how they are different
-write an objective summary for each poem
-identify imagery in each poem and determine its impact on the poem
-determine the author's purpose in writing these poems
-determine which poem's love is deeper than the other
It's fun to argue examples of the type of love in poems, especially with teenagers.
Determine which love is more real: the one in 130 or the one in 18. My students love arguing about this. Is beauty equivalent to love? Is love more important than beauty?