Back to School Vocabulary Fun

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Here’s some Back to School vocabulary fun for Teens studying Shakespeare Sonnets in High School. Check It Out with Amazon’s Look Inside:

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Joe Wocoski

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Two Fun Books for Back to School Time

Hi Everyone!

Please share with other Parents, ask yourself, are your teenagers ready for high school? Soon they will be Back To School, here are some fun books to help them learn in a fun way about the US Constitution and Shakespeare Sonnets in High School:

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Joe Wocoski

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Shakespeare Sonnet #62 for You Today

#62

Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye
And all my soul, and all my every part;
And for this sin there is no remedy,
It is so grounded inward in my heart.
Methinks no face so gracious is as mine,
No shape so true, no truth of such account;
And for myself mine own worth do define,
As I all other in all worths surmount.
But when my glass shows me myself indeed
Beated and chopp’d with tanned antiquity,
Mine own self-love quite contrary I read;
Self so self-loving were iniquity.
‘Tis thee,–myself,–that for myself I praise,
Painting my age with beauty of thy days.


Can you find these 4 words in this sonnet?

antiquity     beauty      gracious     soul

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Shakespeare Sonnet #61 for You Today

#61

Is it thy will, thy image should keep open
My heavy eyelids to the weary night?
Dost thou desire my slumbers should be broken,
While shadows like to thee do mock my sight?
Is it thy spirit that thou send’st from thee
So far from home into my deeds to pry,
To find out shames and idle hours in me,
The scope and tenure of thy jealousy?
O, no! thy love, though much, is not so great:
It is my love that keeps mine eye awake:
Mine own true love that doth my rest defeat,
To play the watchman ever for thy sake:
For thee watch I, whilst thou dost wake elsewhere,
From me far off, with others all too near.


Can you find these 4 words in this sonnet?

broken    eyelids      jealousy     watchman

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Shakespeare Sonnet #55 for You Today

#55

Not marble, nor the gilded monuments
Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme;
But you shall shine more bright in these contents
Than unswept stone, besmear’d with sluttish time.
When wasteful war shall statues overturn,
And broils root out the work of masonry,
Nor Mars his sword, nor war’s quick fire shall burn
The living record of your memory.
‘Gainst death, and all-oblivious enmity
Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room
Even in the eyes of all posterity
That wear this world out to the ending doom.
So, till the judgment that yourself arise,
You live in this, and dwell in lovers’ eyes.


Can you find these 4 words in this sonnet?

enmity     masonry      posterity     princes

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Shakespeare Sonnet #54 for You Today

#54

O! how much more doth beauty beauteous seem
By that sweet ornament which truth doth give.
The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour, which doth in it live.
The canker blooms have full as deep a dye
As the perfumed tincture of the roses.
Hang on such thorns, and play as wantonly
When summer’s breath their masked buds discloses:
But, for their virtue only is their show,
They live unwoo’d, and unrespected fade;
Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so;
Of their sweet deaths, are sweetest odours made:
And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,
When that shall vade, by verse distills your truth.


Can you find these 4 words in this sonnet?

beauteous     breath      truth       wantonly

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Shakespeare Sonnet #53 for You Today

#53

What is your substance, whereof are you made,
That millions of strange shadows on you tend?
Since every one, hath every one, one shade,
And you but one, can every shadow lend.
Describe Adonis, and the counterfeit
Is poorly imitated after you;
On Helen’s cheek all art of beauty set,
And you in Grecian tires are painted new:
Speak of the spring, and foison of the year,
The one doth shadow of your beauty show,
The other as your bounty doth appear;
And you in every blessed shape we know.
In all external grace you have some part,
But you like none, none you, for constant heart.


Can you find these 4 words in this sonnet?

Adonis     grace       Grecian      millions

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Shakespeare Sonnet #52 for You Today

#52

So am I as the rich, whose blessed key,
Can bring him to his sweet up-locked treasure,
The which he will not every hour survey,
For blunting the fine point of seldom pleasure.
Therefore are feasts so solemn and so rare,
Since, seldom coming in that long year set,
Like stones of worth they thinly placed are,
Or captain jewels in the carcanet.
So is the time that keeps you as my chest,
Or as the wardrobe which the robe doth hide,
To make some special instant special-blest,
By new unfolding his imprison’d pride.
Blessed are you whose worthiness gives scope,
Being had, to triumph; being lacked, to hope.


Can you find these 4 words in this sonnet?

blessed     pleasure      triumph     wardrobe

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Why Shakespeare?

Without looking it up, name me just one quote that you remember from even one book by any author, other than a book title. Then think of Shakespeare, and his quotes role off our tongues, as they were meant to do. His quotes have become a part of our language and our very souls. He was the playwright of his times. He enriched our lives with literally hundreds of quotes in his plays. Right off the top of my head, Shakespeare’s most famous line comes to mind, “All the World’s a stage and we are mere actors upon it.” OK, so I didn’t get it perfectly right, but you know what I mean.

You may know the titles of your favorite author’s novels, but with Shakespeare you know his words for sure. We use his words everyday without realizing it. There is a world of difference between Shakespeare, and any other author who has ever lived. Shakespeare never wrote a novel, his plays were meant to be spoken with meaning and performed Live.

Let the Bard entertain you today:

Let the Bard Entertain You

Let the Bard Entertain You

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