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Have been looking forward massively to this Ask Shakespeare day, and now have been ill and unable to participate properly.

Ah well – tweets can be seen to your right.

This is an event currently ongoing at Twitter, 2nd Feb. only – read more here:

http://bloggingshakespeare.com/askshakespeare

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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:

http://hubpages.com/hub/Skills-for-Shakespeare-Speaking-in-Verse

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:

http://hubpages.com/hub/Shakespeares-Sonnets-Online-Sonnet-18-Shall-I-compare-thee-to-a-summers-day

Enjoy!

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