Sonnet 18: Writing about 'Sonnet 18'

In this lesson, we will explore the meaning of 'Sonnet 18' and how to write about the poem and its themes.

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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!

Reviewing your learning
 
Q1.Figurative language is when ...

1/6

Q2.In 'Sonnet 18', summer is presented as being ...

2/6

What have you learned this lesson?
 
Q3.Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 18' uses which poetic metre?

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Q4.What does the metre of Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 18' symbolise?

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Q5.Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 18' follows what rhyme scheme for the majority of the poem?

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Q6.Why does Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 18' end with a rhyming couplet?

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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!

Reviewing your learning
 
Q1.Figurative language is when ...

1/6

Q2.In 'Sonnet 18', summer is presented as being ...

2/6

What have you learned this lesson?
 
Q3.Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 18' uses which poetic metre?

3/6

Q4.What does the metre of Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 18' symbolise?

4/6

Q5.Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 18' follows what rhyme scheme for the majority of the poem?

5/6

Q6.Why does Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 18' end with a rhyming couplet?

6/6

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English Lesson 5 of ‘Sonnet 18’ by William Shakespeare - Writing about Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 18'

Now you have completed Lesson 4 of ‘Sonnet 18' - the Shakespearean Sonnet, answer the multiple choice questions below to see what you have learned.

Reviewing your learning
 
Q1.What is the metre called in 'Sonnet 18' that mimics the beating of a heart?

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Q2.What happens to the rhyme scheme in 'Sonnet 18'?

2/6

What have you learned this lesson?
 
Q3.What does the speaker suggest about the comparison between his lover and a summer's day?

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Q4.Why does the speaker list the negatives of a summer's day?

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Q5.What does the line "But thy eternal summer shall not fade" refer to?

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Q6.What does the speaker mean when he uses the rhyming couplet "So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee"?

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English Lesson 5 of ‘Sonnet 18’ by William Shakespeare - Writing about Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 18'

Now you have completed Lesson 4 of ‘Sonnet 18' - the Shakespearean Sonnet, answer the multiple choice questions below to see what you have learned.

Reviewing your learning
 
Q1.What is the metre called in 'Sonnet 18' that mimics the beating of a heart?

1/6

Q2.What happens to the rhyme scheme in 'Sonnet 18'?

2/6

What have you learned this lesson?
 
Q3.What does the speaker suggest about the comparison between his lover and a summer's day?

3/6

Q4.Why does the speaker list the negatives of a summer's day?

4/6

Q5.What does the line "But thy eternal summer shall not fade" refer to?

5/6

Q6.What does the speaker mean when he uses the rhyming couplet "So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee"?

6/6

Lesson summary: Sonnet 18: Writing about 'Sonnet 18'

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