Note: This activity is most successful when students have already covered the following concepts:
• Iambic pentameter
• Elements of the Shakespearean sonnet
After reading through Act IV of Romeo and Juliet, students will complete a character analysis of one character. Then they will write an original soliloquy in iambic pentameter from that character's perspective. Finally, students will embody the character in a performance of the original soliloquy.
An example soliloquy and helpful tips for writing in iambic pentameter are included.