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Shakespeare's Iambic Pentameter

Shakespeare's Iambic Pentameter
Shakespeare's Iambic Pentameter
Shakespeare's Iambic Pentameter
Shakespeare's Iambic Pentameter
Shakespeare's Iambic Pentameter
Shakespeare's Iambic Pentameter
Shakespeare's Iambic Pentameter
Shakespeare's Iambic Pentameter
Product Description
This resource Includes a 6 minute talk on blank verse. There is an explanation of iambic pentameter with examples on slides.

There follows an activity based on 7 songs by The Beatles. Students listen to the first 4 lines of each song and then scan the rhythm as shown on the example supplied. They then determine to what extent the iambic foot may be present and provide a justification for their conclusion.

Blanks are supplied of the lyrics as well as the conclusion so that students simply fill in their responses.

This is a great group or pairs activity.

The use of popular music as a reference point encourages an engagement with rhythmic poetic devices in a really enjoyable form.

There are no set answers to the tasks, just a rubric to establish how students solve each song problem.

I did this to make Shakespeare's writing more accessible. It completely takes the strangeness out of his language.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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