“Is it for fear to wet a widow's eye,”
It seems the youth is married to the world which will bemoan his loss in sonnet 9. A reading of the work 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 9 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.