Be mindful of tone, organization [structure], attitude, irony, comparisons [simile/metaphors], imagery, argument [thesis/antithesis], syntax [word order], and things attention has been drawn to either in class or on your class blog in looking at poetry. If you wish to, discuss the sonnets you have chosen on our blog. Perhaps you will link up with a classmate and have a mutually rewarding and insightful discussion. Have fun! I am recharging today. I will see you tomorrow.
These are portraits of the two
monarchs who were Shakespeare's patrons: Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Queen of England from 1558-1603 and James I (1566-1625), King of The United Kingdom 1603-1625. Why do you think there are eyes and ears on the orange fabric that adorns Queen Elizabeth? How about the snake on her arm? What do you make of how they look? (There are no authentic portraits of Shakespeare. Those that exist, including engravings, were made after his death.)
In this section of an engraving of London, from Shakespeare's time you can see the Globe Theatre in the foreground on one side of the Thames River and old St. Paul's Cathedral on the other. (Click on the images to make them larger.)