Shakespeare's Sonnet 79: Analysis, Overview


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A Shakespearean Sonnet is a _____ line poem.

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1. The subject matter of a sonnet is usually _____.

2. Every line in a sonnet contains _____, five feet of unstressed and stressed syllables.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The interactive worksheet will help you understand William Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 79' and sonnet components. Topics covered include sonnet subject matter, pentameters, and interpretation of the sonnet. The printable quiz will go over key points from the worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and quiz to evaluate your understanding on:

  • Iambic pentameter
  • Sonnet subject matters
  • 'Sonnet 79' and interpreting the message
  • Shakespeare's inspiration

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as iambic pentameter and Shakespearean sonnet
  • Critical thinking- utilize interpretation skills to figure out meaning
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding 'Sonnet 79' and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry, review our partnering literature lesson on Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 79'. This literature lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Read the complete sonnet
  • Analyze for meaning and interpretation
  • Learn about the poetry style used in sonnets
  • Evaluate how literature influences language