Literary Elements are important for any type of Literature, and can be used to make Literature more intriguing and interesting for any reading. While poetry is not seen as often in Literature, it can also add interests to a reader's experience. We consider Shakespeare to be a playwright; however, he considered himself to be a poet. In this Learning Station, you will be completing activities that will enhance your understanding of Literary Elements and Poetry and how they are used in Romeo and Juliet.
After completing this Learning Station, you will be able to: - define and identify different Literary Elements in the play. - define sonnet, quatrain, and rhyme scheme - demonstrate the iambic pentameter, quatrains, and rhyme scheme in a sonnet. - create your own sonnet using different Literary Elements
Step 1: Literary Element Review
For this activity, you will be reviewing the literary elements that we have been working on all year. All of the literary elements that you will review can be found in Romeo and Juliet, but many of them can also be found in the other selections that we have read this year. Click on the button below to review the Literary Elements. Once you are in the link, look through the flashcards and then hit the quiz yourself button to test yourself on your knowledge!
Now that you have reviewed the Literary and Poetry Elements, practice showing what you know with your friends. Collaborate with your group to show the quatrains, rhyme scheme, and iambic pentameter for the given sonnet. Click on the button below to go to the sonnet. Use the drawing function to show the requested items. When you are finished, call over Mrs. Camody to check your work before you move onto the next step.
As we said earlier, all the Literary Elements that you have reviewed can be found in all the literary texts that we have read so far this year. Now, let's practice what you have learned. Click on the button below and complete the form. This form will help you to know if you are able to apply the Literary Elements that you have just reviewed. If you find that you are having trouble completing the form, then go back to the flashcards and review again.
Now that we have reviewed and practiced the Literary and Poetry Elements, it's time to become a poet yourself. Using what you know about the rules of a sonnet, try to construct a half sonnet yourself about any topic that you would like as long as it is school appropriate. In your half sonnet, use either a simile and one metaphor. Your half sonnet will be half the amount of lines of a regular sonnet, plus a rhyming couplet at the end.