Timer- “Bring It On Home To Me” -Sam Cooke(1965, 2:47)
- Make a name tag for your desk
- Text Code- put a sash/ between each syllable.
- ex- put/a/slash/be/tween/each/syll/a/ble
- Count the syllables in the following line from “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare
- Clap it out if you need to.
- “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore* art thou Romeo?” Count _____
– Romeo & Juliet
SLT- I can identify how Shakespeare uses iambic pentameter to create a flow to his writing.
- Circle Verbs, Underline Nouns
Who is William Shakespeare and should I learn about him today?
What is “iambic pentameter”?
iamb- in poetry, it means a foot or two syllables in which one is stressed and the next is unstressed.
meter- in poetry, a rhythm or flow
- So “Iambic pentameter” is a flow of 10 syllables in which one is stressed and the next is unstressed. It sounds like a HEARTBEAT, and it brings life to Shakespeare’s words.
Model -Let’s look at the opener again – “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore* art thou Romeo?”
is it: I decide
- “Ro/me/o, Ro/me/o, where/fore/ art/ thou/ Ro/me/o?” Count- 13
or, is it
- “Ro/meo, Ro/meo. where/fore/ art/ though/ Ro/meo?” Count- 10Part II-
- What does it mean to have a syllable that is stressed or unstressed?
Stressed syllables– said by adding a little emphasis/extra to a syllable
Unstressed- said plainly
Examples- ICE cream vs. i SCREAM,
Model- So let’s go back to the opener again- Do we stress like this?: I decide
- “Ro/meo, Ro/meo. where/fore/ art/ though/ Ro/meo?” –
Or like this?
- “Ro/meo, Ro/meo. where/fore/ art/ though/ Ro/meo?”
- Find the MOST Important word in the line,
- Find the MOST important syllable in that word.
- Stress it.
- Leave the syllables on either side unstressed
- Work to make a pattern
Directions: Work with a partner to:
- Separate the syllables in each famous Shakespeare Quote.
- Put an “—” over syllables that are stressed
- Put an “o” over syllables that are unstressed.
1- “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo” –Romeo and Juliette
2- “A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!” –Richard III
3- “Everyone can master a grief but he that has it” –Much Ado About Nothing
4- “But love is blind, and lovers cannot see.”- Merchant of Venice
5- “Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under ‘t.” –Macbeth
6- “The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief” –Othello
Today we’re going to begin Text Coding Our Books As We Read.
Exit ticket I-
- Pick one of the quotes from above and interpret what you think it means in your own words.
Exit II- Please answer ONE of the questions on the inside of your name tag:
- Who is William Shakespeare and why do we still learn about him today?
- What is iambic pentameter?