For a fun, original way to look at Shakespeare's sonnets or English sonnets in general, read this original sonnet with your students. It serves as both a tribute to and a parody of the ideas of Sonnet 18 without using the original as a crutch. The opening lines read as follows:
"Shall I compare you to Shakespeare today?
You are of as wordy a temperament."
and continue later on with
"But Shakespeare’s far-reaching fame shall not fade
nor students cease to wander through his page..."
Read on to enjoy the final conclusion!
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be modified or distributed beyond classroom use without the permission of the author.