Take Lyrics to your favorite song(s) and arrange them in Shakespearean Sonnet form. The poem does not have to "make sense," as this activity is more for learning the structure and rhyme scheme of a sonnet.
Rhyme Scheme: ABAB/CDCD/EFEF/GG
Each line should be 10 syllables long or 5 feet in length (pentameter)
Include a rhyming couplet at the end
I encourage you to include lyrics from more than one song, and if you need less or more syllables, take away and/or add original words to make it work.
Just trying to make it home by Monday,
Tell me you're not just about this bass.
And we got three more days 'til Friday,
You really think I could be replaced?
- Morgan K
Open up your hearts people and listen,
If you let me you won't regret me.
Listen to my words and watch them glisten,
If you're shootin' for the star, just shoot me.
- Lyrics taken from "Shoot Me Down" by Lil Wayne
Advanced English II:
Write an "Apples to Apples Sonnet" based on the Shakespearean Sonnet form and the four Apples to Apples cards given to you.
Example Apples to Apples Sonnet:
If certain days are not posted, it means that the work must be done in class OR the day is a continuation of a prior lesson.
Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.