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Sonnet 18 - Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?While working on the Skills for Shakespeare articles looking at iambic pentameter and blank verse, I used two lines from Sonnet 18 for an example.

Sonnet 18’s first line is the title of this post and it includes reference to ‘the darling buds of May’. I became so distracted by all the wonderful online versions available, including as part of film and television, that the first article was in danger of being completely derailed.

So: the 1st article to do with speaking iambic pentameter can be found here:


and another article, which is about Sonnet 18 and has lots of lovely multi-media links for you to dip in and out of, can be found here:



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