“Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly?”
The harmony found in music is a harmony we can find in life, if the argument holds, through marriage. A reading of the sonnet 8 is provided on a PowerPoint but it is in the examination undertaken in the worksheets where the real investigation begins. A range of strategies is offered for individual and group work along with a set of specific questions on sonnet 8 for classroom use. Suggested answers are provided for the teacher. An appreciation of poetic technique is garnered through these associated activities that may help build a student's understanding. Connections are also made with other sonnets allowing for an insight into Shakespeare's imagery and word play which is evident throughout the sonnet series.