The other two, slight air and purging fire
This is a companion piece to the previous sonnet as it utilizes the notion of the basic elements of fir and air to accompany earth and water. This parallels Shakespeare’s appreciation of the power of thought to create substance in the poet’s mind. By using the workbook and the practical activities it contains, students can explore the poetic strategies used to generate ideas. There is opportunity for both group and individual work. The reading on the PowerPoint also helps with a student’s understanding.