Senior theme

Topics: Poetry, Sonnet, Iambic pentameter Pages: 8 (1264 words) Published: April 27, 2014


Poetry Senior Theme

By
Adrian Ramirez

AP English 4
Per-5
Mrs. Speer
2/2/14
Topic Outline
Introduction:
Thesis: Although these writers differ in styles of writing, many similarities can be found within these three sonnets such as the theme and the way in which they convey their emotions. Shakespeare

Love and Death
Rhyme Scheme and Iambic Pentameter
Metaphors and Imagery
Conclusion:

Topic Sentence Outline
Introduction:
Thesis: Although these writers differ in styles of writing, many similarities can be found within these three sonnets such as the theme and the way in which they convey their emotions. William Shakespeare was one of the most influential poets of his time and still is today because how well he immortalizes the emotions in his poems. Most of Shakespeare’s sonnets have a deep meaning of love behind them and sometimes it is death that Shakespeare uses to intensify the type of love he tries to convey to his readers. The Shakespearian sonnet style, also known as the iambic pentameter, is commonly used throughout all of poetry and was appropriated by Shakespeare himself. Each of these three sonnets are very different but carry within themselves very similar figures of speech that help the reader to envision its setting and to feel the emotions bursting from each line. Conclusion:

Poetry sonnets, what are they? But of course they are nothing more than just ordinary poems, are they not? Many of those who do not take an interest in poems, such as myself, often do not know what a sonnet is. My interpretation of a sonnet is a poem that consists of fourteen lines and is guided by a very specific rhyme scheme or even a certain structure, which by the way varies because the numerous types of styles in which one can write a sonnet. Sonnets are very old, as a matter of fact they date back to the thirteenth century when they were finally considered poems. As time passed they were later used more often and became more popular, especially around the time of Shakespeare. William Shakespeare was one of the greatest poets or sonneteers of all time and even till this day is recognized as the master of poetry. He and his sonnets will be the main subjects I will be discussing about in this essay. Many times he used metaphors and imagery, as well as other sonneteers did such as Rupert Brooke and Sara Teasdale, to emphasize the deep love within the sonnets they wrote. William Shakespeare was one of the most influential poets of his time and still is today because how well he immortalizes the emotions in his poems. He was born into the world in the year of 1564 and was later pronounced dead in 1616. Shakespeare was one of the most famous poets of his time and was one of the major dramatists that actually worked in the public theaters people would go to for entertainment. He was praised by poets of his time and was rich too. During that time he “was afforded a degree of autonomy from the cultural dominance of the court, his age’s most powerful institution.”(Source 4 33) This just goes to show how masterful his work was. Born in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare spent a lot of his time writing plays, being an amazing actor, making poetry, and being an overall dramatists. Shakespeare later turned to Ovidian Romance and wanted to lean more and more towards “the cultural and literary dominance of the courts taste”, most likely to gain the courts favor.(source 4 33) Later in life he began to gain a substantial amount of wealth along with his company that “prospered under the reign of James T.”(Jason 25) His consistency with writing poetry was at a standstill from between the years 1591 all the way to 1601. The sonnets that he created were known as “The Lover’s Quarrel”, which consisted of 154 sonnets. (Source 6 42) His sonnets were eventually published in London, most likely without his permission...
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