Four lines of a sonnet, there are three quatrains in a sonnet
The last two lines of a sonnet, which summarize the sonnet in rhyme
The problem (usually) presented in the first quatrain of the sonnet
The solving of the conflict; usually in the last quatrain or couplet
A shift that usually occurs between lines 7 and 10; marked by a transitional word (but, however, although etc.)
The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllabic pattern of the lines. Each line is made up of 5 iambs and 10 syllabells
Surprising comparison between two unlike things; simile uses like/as
Visual sensory details; vivid
Giving an inanimate object or abstract concept human qualities
Repeating an image/phrase in a poem or to emphasize its meaning
Repeating the same first letter in a series of words
Repeating the same sound of something stated before
How many lines does a sonnet have?
What is the rhyme scheme of an English (Shakespearean) sonnet?
(A B A B) (C D C D) (E F E F) (G G)
How are the lines of an English sonnet grouped?
There are 3 quatrains and one couplet
What is the function of the first one or two lines?
What do the middle 12 lines do?
Expands on conflict, makes a transition,and sets up the resolution
What do we often see in line 8?
What is the role of the last two lines?
Summarize, gives us the resolution
What are some recurring themes in the sonnets?
Love, age, death, hate, beauty, time
To whom are the sonnets addressed?
Many of the first sonnets address a young man (1-126) while the others address a Dark lady (137-154)