Renaissance Writing: Structure to the EXTREME!. British Literature Mrs. Leach. Take NOTES!. It is crucial that you take notes on this presentation. The end of this lesson will culminate into YOU writing a Shakespearean Sonnet. You cannot do that if you don’t have the instructions!
*DAvid *aLEXus *Kevin
Don’t put the wrong emPHAsis on the wrong syLAble!
The basic meter feet or “beats” are :
**you will need to memorize these!!
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.’
Symbols: / /
Definition: a pause
Symbols: I I
*please note that these are different than the Spondee
Definition: two unstressed syllables.
Definition: a metrical foot containing a stressed, unstressed, and a stressed.
Symbols: / u /
Example: happy days, la-di-dah
Annie Hall's often-quoted line from the movie of that name is spoken as a amphimacer: "La-di-dah!”
On a sheet of paper, write down the following phrases. Identify the metrical foot of each. Keep in mind to focus on which part of the word gets the most emphasis.
EXAMPLE: I seek to hold the wind
1. Best of all, victory!
2. I bought a car today.
3. Look for hidden pitfalls.
4. In the cool of the night.Practice the Metrical Pattern
A stanza of four lines.
A shift in the nature of the SONNET where it begins responding to itself.
For the rest of the class: 1. Pass out the “Rhythm, Meter, and Scansion Made Easy” worksheet.2. Then work on the “Think, Pair, Share Activity 1”