Poetry up 1600


Theme:shake-spear sonnets 



Duration:30 minutes


1-Students will be able to distinguish between different type of figures of speech

2-Students will be able to know the main theme of each sonnet




Sonnet 18 :

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? 
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date: 
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; 
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st; 
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. 

Sonnet 12:

When I do count the clock that tells the time, 
And see the brave day sunk in hideous night; 
When I behold the violet past prime, 
And sable curls all silver'd o'er with white;
When lofty trees I see barren of leaves 
Which erst from heat did canopy the herd,
And summer's green all girded up in sheaves 
Borne on the bier with white and bristly beard, 
Then of thy beauty do I question make, 
That thou among the wastes of time must go,
Since sweets and beauties do themselves forsake
And die as fast as they see others grow; 
   And nothing 'gainst Time's scythe can make defence
   Save breed, to brave him when he takes thee hence. 


When I consider every thing that grows 
Holds in perfection but a little moment,
That this huge stage presenteth nought but shows
Whereon the stars in secret influence comment; 
When I perceive that men as plants increase, 
Cheered and cheque'd even by the self-same sky, 
Vaunt in their youthful sap, at height decrease, 
And wear their brave state out of memory; 
Then the conceit of this inconstant stay 
Sets you most rich in youth before my sight, 
Where wasteful Time debateth with Decay, 
To change your day of youth to sullied night;
And all in war with Time for love of you, 
As he takes from you, I engraft you new.


1- who's the speaker in these sonnets 

2- what kind of imagery is used in each one 

3- what's the main idea or the aim of each part sonnet 



the teacher enters the class and will distribute printed version of the sonnets with questions to answer 

the students will listen the audio of the sonnets .

then the students will give their first impression of the sonnets .

the teacher will explain the different types of figurative language used in the sonnets

the implicit message of each sonnet.