Sonnet 18': Language in 'Sonnet 18'

In this lesson, we will explore Shakespeare's use of language in 'Sonnet 18' and see how it develops the theme of love.

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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!

What have you learned this lesson?
 
Q1.What is a line of poetry with five pairs of syllables known as?

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Q2.What rhyme scheme does a Shakespearean sonnet follow?

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Q3.How many lines does a Shakespearean Sonnet have?

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Q4.How many works do we know Shakespeare wrote in his lifetime?

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Q5.What is the main theme of Shakespearean sonnets?

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Q6.Who does the speaker in 'Sonnet 18' most likely address?

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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!

What have you learned this lesson?
 
Q1.What is a line of poetry with five pairs of syllables known as?

1/6

Q2.What rhyme scheme does a Shakespearean sonnet follow?

2/6

Q3.How many lines does a Shakespearean Sonnet have?

3/6

Q4.How many works do we know Shakespeare wrote in his lifetime?

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Q5.What is the main theme of Shakespearean sonnets?

5/6

Q6.Who does the speaker in 'Sonnet 18' most likely address?

6/6

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Lesson 2 'Sonnet 18' - Shakespeare's Language

Now you have completed Lesson 2 of ‘Sonnet 18' - the Shakespearean Sonnet, answer the multiple choice questions below to see what you have learned.

Reviewing your learning
 
Q1.Iambic Pentameter is when...

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Q2.An ABAB rhyme scheme is when ...

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What have you learned this lesson?
 
Q3.When a phrase or image is used to mean something other than its literal meaning, this is called ...

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Q4.In 'Sonnet 18' Shakespeare presents summer as being ...

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Q5.What does the speaker mean when he says, "But thy eternal summer shall not fade"?

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Q6.Why does the speaker compare the young man to a summer's day?

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Lesson 2 'Sonnet 18' - Shakespeare's Language

Now you have completed Lesson 2 of ‘Sonnet 18' - the Shakespearean Sonnet, answer the multiple choice questions below to see what you have learned.

Reviewing your learning
 
Q1.Iambic Pentameter is when...

1/6

Q2.An ABAB rhyme scheme is when ...

2/6

What have you learned this lesson?
 
Q3.When a phrase or image is used to mean something other than its literal meaning, this is called ...

3/6

Q4.In 'Sonnet 18' Shakespeare presents summer as being ...

4/6

Q5.What does the speaker mean when he says, "But thy eternal summer shall not fade"?

5/6

Q6.Why does the speaker compare the young man to a summer's day?

6/6

Lesson summary: Sonnet 18': Language in 'Sonnet 18'

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