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Module on Sonnet 116

Directions: You can move through this module page by page by clicking the "Next Page" option on each page, or you can use the "Site Map" link on each page to move to any page.

Preview of Lesson Content:

In this lesson you will

see the "text" of the poem (click on the red words to see the images of the poem made visual)

read a "paraphrase" of the poem

see its "scansion" and hear a few lines

see the "rhyme scheme" color coded and explained

see some "sound effects" color coded and explained

read about two possible "symbols" in the poem and its "theme"

Preview of Lesson Format: If you click on the image of Mt. Rushmore, above, you will open a window to a Website for that landmark. On the "(Hyper)text" page for the poem you'll be clicking on the word "mark" to find out about the four most famous guys in "rock." Several opportunities to visit other sites or to pop up more explanations are built into this Website for "Sonnet 116."

What is love?

typehand.gif (8738 bytes) Open your word processor to jot down your definition of love, and then read on.

For your convenience, all the writing questions from this module have been placed into word processing files. Click on the link that matches the word processor you have to put the file onto your computer so you can save your answers and re-open the file on later pages of this module. (Confused? See the Word Processing Hint, then click your browser's back button to return here.) For now, answer the "Preview Page" question.

For a sample answer to this question and the three below, click here.

Word 7 (.doc)  ||  Rich Text Format (.rtf)  ||  Plain Text  (.txt)

Preview of Lesson Concepts: On Reading Poetry

This lesson looks at one of Shakespeare's definitions of love. From this lesson, you should learn about poetry and maybe about love:

How is visualizing important for reading?

How do poets craft a poem to emphasize their meaning with sound as artists do with paint?

Although you will be reading and answering questions about poetry, your goal should be learning how to say things about poetry in writing.


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