Your love and pity doth the impression fill
The reputation of the poet is at stake. Solace is found in the praise or censure of the subject who is all the world to the poet. Explore how Shakespeare inverts past criticism to find consolation. It is a poetic conceit of which Shakespeare is a master. The practical activities in the workbook and the PowerPoint reading provide a way to explore the ideas and themes of the sonnet and identify the poetic craft at play.