Shakespearean and Petrarchan Sonnets: Meter, Scansion, and Tone

Yaddy's Room
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Grade Levels
9th - 11th
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Pages
10 pages
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Description

In this PRINT and DIGITAL product, students will review Italian and English sonnets, write their own sonnets, look at iambic pentameter, and analyze how meter can impact tone in writing. This resource chunks sonnet study so that any student can overcome poetry overwhelm and annotate poetry like a pro.

Included in this resource are:

  • English Sonnet Introduction
    • Students will get a quick introduction with a Shakespearean sonnet, looking at the rhyme scheme and stanza structure
  • Write Your Own Shakespearean Sonnet
    • Students will write an English sonnet using the provided template.
  • Italian Sonnet Introduction
    • Students will get a quick introduction with a Petrarchan sonnet, looking at the rhyme scheme and stanza structure
  • Write Your Own Petrarchan Sonnet
    • Students will write an Italian sonnet using the provided template.
  • Introduction to Iambic Pentameter
    • Students will review a brief snapshot of iambic pentameter and be introduced to scansion
  • Determine the Scansion
    • Students will break lines into feet, determine the metrical foot, and write the scansion notation.
  • Tone and Meter Worksheet
    • Students will review how meter can sometimes indicate tone, note the metrical foot type, and the tone of lines presented. Then, they will determine what the overall tone is for iambic and trochaic lines.
  • Answer Keys
  • Digital Worksheets
Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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