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Sonnet. Lesson 1 Continued - Imagery. Sonnet. Format of a Sonnet: Must have 14 lines Must follow a regular rhymed pattern Usually written in iambic pentameter Iambic Pentameter: Iamb – unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one (common in ordinary English)

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Sonnet

Sonnet

Lesson 1 Continued - Imagery


Sonnet1

Sonnet

  • Format of a Sonnet:

    • Must have 14 lines

    • Must follow a regular rhymed pattern

    • Usually written in iambic pentameter

  • Iambic Pentameter:

    • Iamb – unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one (common in ordinary English)

    • Pentameter – there are five stressed syllables in each line (penta is Greek for “five” / meter is Greek for “measure”

    • Examples of Iambic Pentameter:

      • Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (William Shakespeare)

      • The shattered water made a misty din. (Robert Frost)


Types of sonnets

Types of Sonnets

  • Italian or Petrarchan Sonnet:

    • The first 8 lines (the octave) pose a problem, which is responded to in the final 6 lines (the sestet).

  • English or Shakespearean Sonnet:

    • 3 four-line units are followed by a couplet (2-line unit)

  • Modern Variations of Sonnets:

    • Poets also create their own types of sonnets, using modern or contemporary influences.


Questions for once by the pacific

Questions for “Once by the Pacific”

  • Poem by Robert Frost (pg. 423)

    • What characteristics of a sonnet does this poem have? What type of sonnet is it? How do you know?

    • Describe the image in lines 1-4. What sense(s) is being triggered by the imagery?

    • In lines 2-6, what forces of nature seem to be human and alive?

    • Describe the image in lines 5-6. What sense(s) is being triggered by the imagery?

    • In lines 8-9, what backing do the shore and cliff have? What does the need for this backing imply?

    • According to lines 10-11, what do the wild waves make the speaker think of?

    • Whose “rage” is described in line 12? What could cause the rage?

    • What is the mood of this poem? Cite details that help to reveal the mood.

    • What is the theme of this poem?


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