Sonnet Peer Review
- Write “Peer Reviewed by…” and sign your name at the top of the page.
- Check stanzas.
- Check rhyme scheme. Write the rhyme scheme at the end of each line.
- Check number of syllables per line. Write number of syllables at the end of each line.
- Look for all the words with more than one syllable in them. Before you look at iambic pentameter, mark the stressed and unstressed words in all the multi-syllabic words. This will ensure you know where the stress/unstress should fall for these words.
- Check iambic pentameter. Mark the iambic pentameter for each line.
- With multisyllabic words, do the stress/unstress line up with the iambic pentameter pattern? (Meaning, does the stressed syllable of the word fall where the stress should be in the pattern?)
- Are the important words stressed and the less important words like “the” unstressed?
- If there are places where the iambic pentameter break down, underline them and write “IP” next to it for “iambic pentameter.”
- Look at word choice. Make a note of interesting words and strong verbs. Then, underline words that should be reconsidered and write “WC” next to them for “word choice.”
Remember, iambic pentameter is like your heartbeat:
da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM…
If you are using a multisyllabic word (word with more than one syllable), the stress has to fall on the syllable that is normally stressed when you say the word out loud. You may not change how the word is said in order to fit your poem.
The English Sonnet
- 14 lines in Iambic Pentameter.
- Three quatrains and a couplet.
- First three stanzas: Quatrains (four lines each).
- Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef.
- Quatrains tell the story.
- Last stanza: Couplet (two lines).
- Rhyme scheme: gg.
- Couplet can make the final statement OR it can turn a corner and contradict the quatrains. You do not have to have a volta in your sonnet.
DUE TUESDAY 3/2:
TYPED, PRINTED FINAL DRAFT OF SONNET
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I WILL NOT PRINT FOR YOU. SORRY…