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Teaching Sonnet 29

Sonnet 29

Sonnet 29 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. In the sonnet, the speaker bemoans his status as an outcast and failure but feels better upon thinking of his beloved. Sonnet 29 follows the same basic structure as Shakespeare's other sonnets, containing fourteen lines and written in iambic pentameter, and composed of three rhyming quatrains with a rhyming couplet at the end.

William Shakespeare
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does the tone of the poem change as a result of the speaker's love?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,4
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