How Form Contributes to Meaning in Shakespeare’s "Sonnet 18"

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Subject(s): English Language Arts, English Language Arts (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2021-2022)
Grade Level(s): 7
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 40 Minute(s)
Keywords: English Language Arts, English, Language Arts, e-learning, interactive, tutorials, British literature, William Shakespeare, sonnet, sonnet form, Shakespearean sonnet, Sonnet 18, poetry, poems, sonnets, how sonnet form contributes to meaning, meaning of a poem, elearning, poem structure, structure of a poem
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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