No longer mourn for me when I am dead
The conceit of a directive extolling the notion of not mourning is actually undermined by the very presence of the sonnet which cannot but help someone to continue mourning. Added to that, the poet isn’t dead yet. Such contradictions abound in Shakespeare’s toying with ideas but all is done using the strict formula of meter, rhyme, rhythm and imagery that can be found in the sonnet. The practical activities in the workbook are a useful tool to help students explore just how Shakespeare exercised his craft. There are also new tasks to accentuate visual and oral engagement.