Form: The Shakespearean sonnet and Petrarchan sonnet

In this lesson, we will learn how to recognise iambic pentameter in sonnets. We will continue to use Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 130' as an example.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.How many lines are there in a Shakespearean sonnet?

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Q2.Which of the below explanations best describes a rhyme scheme?

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Q3.Which of the below rhyme schemes is correct for a Shakespearean sonnet?

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Q4.There are 3 _______________ in a Shakespearean sonnet.

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Q5.The final two lines of a Shakespearean sonnet share an end rhyme and are called _________________.

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Q6.Which of the descriptions below is the correct definition of a 'volta' in poetry?

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Q7.Where does the volta occur in a Shakespearean sonnet?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.How many lines are there in a Shakespearean sonnet?

1/7

Q2.Which of the below explanations best describes a rhyme scheme?

2/7

Q3.Which of the below rhyme schemes is correct for a Shakespearean sonnet?

3/7

Q4.There are 3 _______________ in a Shakespearean sonnet.

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Q5.The final two lines of a Shakespearean sonnet share an end rhyme and are called _________________.

5/7

Q6.Which of the descriptions below is the correct definition of a 'volta' in poetry?

6/7

Q7.Where does the volta occur in a Shakespearean sonnet?

7/7

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The Shakespearean sonnet and Petrarchan sonnet

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Q1.Laura, the woman who inspired Petrarch's sonnets, was...

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Q2.What word would best fill the gap: 'Petrarch's sonnets depict a/an ______________ version of love'?

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Q3.Which statement is correct?

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Q4.Which of these rhyme schemes has been taken from a Petrarchan sonnet?

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Q5.Shakespearean sonnets consist of 3 quatrains followed by a rhyming couplet. Petrarchan sonnets consist of...

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Q6.The volta in Petrarchan and Shakespearean sonnets...

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

The Shakespearean sonnet and Petrarchan sonnet

This will help you assess what you have learnt in the lesson.

Q1.Laura, the woman who inspired Petrarch's sonnets, was...

1/6

Q2.What word would best fill the gap: 'Petrarch's sonnets depict a/an ______________ version of love'?

2/6

Q3.Which statement is correct?

3/6

Q4.Which of these rhyme schemes has been taken from a Petrarchan sonnet?

4/6

Q5.Shakespearean sonnets consist of 3 quatrains followed by a rhyming couplet. Petrarchan sonnets consist of...

5/6

Q6.The volta in Petrarchan and Shakespearean sonnets...

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Lesson summary: Form: The Shakespearean sonnet and Petrarchan sonnet

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