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Get your students excited about Shakespeare with this Prezi introduction to the Bard’s sonnet structure and iambic pentameter. Every eye in the room will be glued to the vibrant, information-packed slides in this poetry presentation.
This 30-slide Prezi includes detailed descriptions of iambic pentameter, iams, rhyme scheme, and Shakespeare's sonnet structure. Skills are put into practice with a close look at Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130. You can use this Prezi as a stand-alone lecture (about 25 minutes) or pair it with the bonus poetry writing activity included in the packet. The extra activity will take students another 20-to-25 minutes to complete, though some students will likely need to finish it as homework.
30-slide Prezi (both downloadable version and online access included)
3-page PDF handout of sonnet assignment, to be completed either in class or as homework. The first page is the student handout and the next two pages include 24 topic suggestions.
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