Spoken Word writing time

  • Silent reading
  • Poetry final Tuesday
  • Time to work on spoken word
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Spoken Word

  • No Red Ink: finish quiz, silent read when done.
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  • watch an interview with Leanne Betasamao here what inspired her to write this poem


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Sonnet XV and Sonnet by YOU!

  • Finish up the quizzes on No Red Ink
  • Go over Sonnet XV analysis
  • Write your own Sonnet: Follow 7 easy steps:

Write a Sonnet in Seven Steps

  1. Choose a Theme or Problem. Sonnets usually explore universal elements of human life to which many people can relate (love, maturity, words of wisdom, humour, irony, frustration)
  2. Pick a Type of Sonnet- Shakespearean
  3. Write in Iambic Pentameter-or at least try to
  4. Organize Stanzas- 3 x quatrain + 1 couplet
  5. Follow a Rhyme Scheme-ABAB CDCD EFEF GG
  6. Incorporate a Volta- or another way of saying this, TONE SWITCH, when it is coming to the end, your tone should chang
  7. Use Poetic Devices-sound, comparison, word play-refer to Poetry Terminology if you forget (please don’t we’ve spent a lot of time on this)

Sonnet XV

  • silent reading
  • Sonnet translation for Sonnet XVIII
  • Sonnet XV: Metaphor, Personification, Paradox- highlight these as you discover them
  • Analysis of Sonnet XV