ELA B90 – Shakespearean Sonnet Presentation

William Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets. Your task is to memorize and present one of these, as well as explain the meaning of the poem. You cannot do the same sonnet as somebody else; this is handled on a first-come, first -served basis. You must have your sonnet chosen by the start of class tomorrow at the very latest. Presentations will start next week.

  • Memorize and present a Shakespearean sonnet.
  • Must be word for word. Should be fluent.
  • You will apply our 4 questions about poetry to the work. Explain how it is written, including what literary devices he uses; provide a summary of the thoughts in the poem (in other words, put it into your own words; note what words and lines you find memorable; and finally, explain in a well written and detailed paragraph what the poem means: what is the theme? What is Shakespeare’s purpose in writing the poem?
  • Presentation graded on volume, body language, fluency, total memorization.
  • Bonus mark for English accent.
  • Paragraph graded on spelling/grammar, thoughtfulness, clarity of ideas.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s