This lesson is about Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day by William Shakespeare. The file includes the following:
* a worksheet for students to define common words used in Shakespeare's time
* a mini-lesson about William Shakespeare
* a mini-lesson about the elements of comedy and tragedy
* a mini-lesson about sonnets, iambic pentameter, and quatrain
* questions for students to analyze the poem
* a bubble map about mood and short writing prompt
* an activity for students to create their own poem in the same style and then analyze/explain its meaning
* an essay in which students will compare the sonnet to another poem
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