Latin American Poetry Mr. Snyder English 10B
Sonnet 145Bysor Juana Ines del la cruz • What ideas or insights did you gain from reading the poem? • (A) What does the phrase “fallacious arguments of colors” in line 3 refer to? (B) What does this statement imply about the speaker? • (A) According to lines 5-8, what elements have been left out of the portrait? (B) Why might the artist have chosen to leave them out.
Sonnet 145 Bysor Juana Ines del la cruz • A sonnet consists of 14 lines • With a rhyme scheme that changes depending on the type of sonnet. • Sor Juana’s Sonnet 145 is a Petrarchan sonnet • IN YOUR GROUPS MATCH UP THE LINES THAT RHYME TOGETHER.
Sonnet 145Bysor Juana Ines del la cruz • Why do you think Sor Juana refers to the portrait as a “ploy to counter destiny” • TONE is the attitude a speaker is giving the audience. How would you describe the speakers tone toward the painting.
Sonnet 145Bysor Juana Ines del la cruz • What perspective on women does Sor Juana express? • How might a modern-day celebrity react to the speaker’s attitude toward her image?
Sonnet 145Bysor Juana Ines del la cruz • ACT PRACTICE • The speaker compares her portrait to a flower emphasize its • Beauty • Bright colors • Fragility • Grace • smallness
Sonnet 145 Bysor Juana Ines del la cruz • What common qualities do the speaker’s comparisons in the last line share? • Ugliness • Darkness • Sadness • Emptiness • Lightness
Fallacious • GIVE A SYNONYM FOR THIS WORD
Mitigate • Give a synonym for this word
Artifice • Give a synonym for this word
Ploy • Give a synonym for this word.