Today we celebrate the life of William Shakespeare, who was rumored to be born on this day in 1564; it is also the date in which he died in 1616. This is sonnet 145, and as you can tell, we won't be able to get to all of them in this short month of a … Continue reading Celebrating Poetry in April: 23: Sonnet 145 by William Shakespeare
Celebrating Poetry in April: 19: Sonnet 30 by William Shakespeare
Good evening, and welcome to day 19 of celebrating National Poetry Month. Today is April 19, and in celebration of beginning Hamlet tomorrow with my seniors, I thought we'd read another Shakespeare sonnet. Sonnet 30, "When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought," by William Shakespeare. When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I … Continue reading Celebrating Poetry in April: 19: Sonnet 30 by William Shakespeare
Celebrating Poetry in April: 6. Shakespeare’s Sonnet 98
Greetings, everyone. This is one of my favorites (though I feel like I keep saying that about every sonnet that I read). Truth is, I'm a Shakespeare nut, so maybe all 154 are favorites... Anyway, today's reading is Sonnet 98, another appropriate choice for our days of isolation as we stay close together...at a distance. … Continue reading Celebrating Poetry in April: 6. Shakespeare’s Sonnet 98
Celebrating Poetry in April: 1. Sonnet 116
In celebration of poetry month (April), I've decided to read a sonnet every day this month to my seniors, simply to share my love for words, especially in the sonnet form. I will be sharing them with you here as well, after I share with my students. Today's sonnet is by the one and only, … Continue reading Celebrating Poetry in April: 1. Sonnet 116
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