Tuesday, March 29, 2011

BATXILLERAT - Exploring Shakespeare's sonnet #18


In the presentation you can watch David Gilmour interpretation of SONNET 18, but if you need a change you can listen to Bryan Ferry's intepretation (this is an audio file).



If you need the handout associated to this activity, click here.

You may be interested in getting into metaphores. If so, you should have a look at this article from the Macmillan Dictionary Blog.

After we explored the contents of the poem, I asked my students to write their own versions of the first stanza. You can read them by clicking the COMMENTS link.

17 comments:

  1. Shall I compare the to a starry night?
    Thou art more soundless and more mysterious
    Smooth breeze does move the fine curtain in the night sky
    And starry night hath all too a small a time

    Poem bassed in the Shakespearean sonnet

    Judit Aguilar Castillo

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  2. Shall I compare thee to a Summer's night?
    Thou art nicer and sweeter.
    Warm brezee do aroused the flowers of July.
    And Summer's time hath all too warm a day.

    Poem bassed in Sonnet 18 of Shakespeare.


    Miriam Ballesteros Ruiz
    2n Batx. B

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  3. Shall I compare thee to a Lady Gaga's video?
    Thou art odder and more eccentric:
    Shocking dance do impress the young teenagers of last years,
    And lady gaga's songs hath all too poor a lyrics.


    Poem based on William Shakespeare's Sonnet number 18



    Miriam González
    2n Bat A

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  4. Shall I compare thee to a paceful day
    Thou art more slower and more relaxed:
    Afable winds do move the wet clothes of my yard,
    And spring's temperate hath all too short a time

    Poem based on William Shakespeare's Sonnet number 18

    Alex Rios
    2n BAT B

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  5. Shall I comparate thee to a spring's day?
    Thou art more beautiful and sweeter
    Warm rays do crash the unprotected skin of March
    And spring's night hath all too sad moments.


    Poem based on William Shakespeare's Sonnet number 18.



    Alfonso Fernández Sánchez
    2n Batx A

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  6. Shall I compare thee to a beach's day?
    Thou art more salty and sunnier:
    Cold water does make the children shout
    and beach's lease hath all to short a date.



    Daniel Gutiérrez García
    2nd Batx B

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  7. Shall I compare thee to a St. Valentine's day?
    Thou art happier and more romantic:
    Beautiful presents do excited the lover girls of February,
    And St. Valentine's love hath all too limited moments

    Aida Reyes
    2n Batx. B

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  8. Shall I compare thee to a flower's spring?
    Thou are nicer and more perfumed:
    Turbulent rain does wet the pretty leaves of April,
    And flower's weather hath all too stormy a life.

    Poem based on William Shakespeare's Sonnet number 18.

    Ana Romero Jiménez
    2n Batx. B

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  9. Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
    Thou art more awesome and more amazing:
    And love does better the worst things in the world,
    And summer's day hath all too short a date:

    Poem based on William Shakespeare's Sonnet number 18.

    Jose Ruiz Guerrero

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  10. Shall I compare thee to a full moon light?
    Thou art more brillant and more illuminated:
    Long night do get out the dark wolves of December,
    And full moon night hath all too mysterious an ais.

    Poem based on William Shakespeare's Sonnet number 18.

    Sergio Jiménez Nieto 2on B

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  11. Shall I compare thee to a black cat?
    Thou art more intelligent and smarter
    Green eyes do fear the superstitious person of night
    And black's animals halth all too red blood

    Poem based on William Shakespeare's Sonnet number 18.

    Joan Aguilà Cuevas 2n Batx. B

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  12. Shall I compare thee to my happy days?
    Thou art more beautiful and cuter:
    Your big eyes do alive my heart of time,
    And happy moments hath all too big pride.

    Poem based on William Shakespeare's Sonnet number 18.

    Aïda Moreno Campos 2on Batx. B.

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  13. Shall I compare thee to a swan's whiteness?
    Thou art prettier and sweeter:
    Beautiful swan's do fly the sweet smell of spring
    And swan's white hath all too short a life.

    Poem based on William Shakespeare's Sonnet number 18.

    Beatriz Cuadrado Just 2ºBatx B

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  14. Shall I compare thee to a rose's colour?
    Thou art more sensual and more beautiful:
    Light rains do flower the red roses of April,
    And spring's time hath all too colourful the meadows.

    Poem based on William Shakespeare's Sonnet number 18.

    Alba Díaz Bassons, 2n Batx. A

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  15. Shall I compare thee to a winter's night?
    Thou art more colder and darker:
    Cold air do ice the clear water of December,
    And winter's alone hath all too cold an air.

    Poem based on William Shakespeare's Sonnet number 18.

    David Avila Coronado, 2n Batx. B

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  16. Shall I compare thee to a summer's night?
    Thou art more starry and more pleasant.
    Clear skies do see the big moon of August
    and summer's night fall hath all too short a holydays.

    Poem based on William Shakespeare's Sonnet number 18.

    FERRAN MARCÉ TORRES
    2nB

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  17. Shall I compare thee to a Decembers's evening?
    Thou art darker and colder.
    The frosted mist does freeze the brown trees of winter.
    And December´s evening hath al too brief an hour.

    Poem based on William Shakespeare's Sonnet number 18.

    Sergi Artís, 2n B

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