Shakespeare's Sonnet 18

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Valentina Henriet

Thanks to this lesson, students will learn the structure of an English Sonnet (i.e. the Elizabethan Form). They will learn some figures of speech and how to paraphrase a sonnet. Thanks to the visual reinforcement they should more easily remember the sonnet, and its main themes.

Lesson plan

Class:

  • 3rd-4th year student’s
  •  Intermediate level

Prerequisites:

  • The class should have already studied Shakespeare’s biography, his main works and should also have a general idea of what a sonnet is.
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Lecture organisation:

NB: Suggested structure:
  •  Introduction: first reading of the sonnet
  • 1st part: information on Shakespeare’s sonnets collection (structure and themes)
  •  2nd part: crucial aspects of the chosen sonnet: themes and main elements
  • Conclusion: guided analysis of Sonnet 18

Texts:

 Text to be read in class: Sonnet 18

Objectives:

  • Thanks to this lesson, students will learn the structure of an English Sonnet (i.e. the Elizabethan Form).
  • They will learn some figures of speech and how to paraphrase a sonnet.
  • Thanks to the visual reinforcement they should more easily remember the sonnet, and its main themes.
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