O! never say that I was false of heart
The poet seems affronted by accusations of infidelity and, whilst not denying it, he offers an explanation to justify his actions and reaffirm his bond with the subject. Explore how Shakespeare manages this duplicity by tackling some of the practical activities in the workbook and by listening to the reading. These tasks highlight the use of rhyme, meter and imagery which are all part of the poet’s armory and, as such, provide tools that complement and supplement approaches already taken in class.