Realizing that Valentine's is usually a day for candy and flowers to reign supreme in the high school I teach at, I prepared to teach sonnets. Here's a quick reminder about sonnets:
- Sonnets are 14 lines of poetry
- Written in iambic pentameter (stressed syllable followed by an unstressed)
- There are two main types of sonnets, the Italian (or the Petrarchan) and the Shakespearean (or English).
- Sonnets tend to be about themes like love, religion, or politics.
The first clip is the scene from Sense and Sensibility, and the second is that lovely montage that includes Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and North and South. Enjoy!
This was actually a very nice Valentine's Day. How was your day?