Few collections of poems intrigue challenge tantalize and reward us as do shakespeares sonnets all written in the english sonnet form it is not just the beauty and power of individual sonnets that engage us but the story that their sequence seems to tell about shakespeares love life whenever one reads the sonnets in the order in which they appear in the 1609 quarto. Lists the documents in a given library students will chorally read sonnet 138 and respond to discussion questions to clarify meaning get to know the style and language of the sonnet and make inferences about the sonnets . Students will examine a sonnet by one of shakespeares contemporaries michael drayton indebted to petrarch emphasizing the distress and turmoil of love and the blazon by folger education in teaching and learning students will read and respond to a shakespearean sonnet which is in the petrarchan tradition but mocks its conventions . Each year folger shakespeare library invites students in grades 3 through 12 in the district of columbia maryland and virginia to submit original sonnets for the annual shakespeares birthday sonnet contest we are now taking submissions for this years contest marking shakespeares 450th birthday all entries must follow shakespearean sonnet form 14 lines of iambic pentameter. A bestselling beautifully designed edition of william shakespeares sonnets and poems complete with valuable tools for educators the authoritative edition of shakespeares sonnets and poems from the folger shakespeare library the trusted and widely used shakespeare series for students and general readers includes full explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of each sonnet
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