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Sonnets & Iambic Pentameter

Sonnets & Iambic Pentameter

Author: Amanda Goss

Identify the poetic meter of a Shakespearean sonnet
Identify and label the rhyme scheme
Identify and label iambic pentameter
Identify and label a Shakespearean sonnet's divisions

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"Of Pentameter & Bear Baiting"

Checkout the entire Crash Course video at
or watch this excerpt about the significance of Shakespeare's language.

Source: Of Pentameter & Bear Baiting. Prod. John Green. YouTube. YouTube, 29 Nov. 2012. Web. 03 Apr. 2013.

Sonnet 18 + Notes

We not only annotated Sonnet 18 for poetic meter, quatrains, and couplets, but also paraphrased the ideas, section by section. Print the document below and use the video and PowerPoint to help build your understanding.


How To Write a Poem in Iambic Pentameter

This video will cover the basics of Sonnets that we went over in class: poetic meter, poetic foot, iamb, iambic pentameter, quatrains, couplets, and end rhyme.

Sonnet & Poetry Notes