Poetry Slam!: "Sonnet 116"

Who can define Love? William Shakespeare tries to describe what it is and is not in his sonnet.

Here are all the word lists to support the reading of Grade 8 Unit 1's texts from SpringBoard's Common Core ELA series: A Wrinkle in Time, The Drummer Boy of Shiloh, The Odyssey, A Man, Soldier home, Sonnet 116, Where I Find My Heroes, White House Funeral Sermon, O Captain! My Captain!, Frederick Douglass, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, A Definition of a Gentleman
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  1. impediment
    something immaterial that interferes with action or progress
    Let me not to the marriage of true minds
    admit impediments.
  2. alter
    become different in some particular way
    Love is not love
    which alters when it alteration finds
  3. remove
    get rid of something abstract
    or bends with the remover to remove
  4. fixed
    incapable of being changed or moved or undone
    O no! It is an ever- fixed mark
  5. tempest
    a strong storm with violent winds
    that looks on tempests and is never shaken
  6. wander
    move about aimlessly or without any destination
    it is the star to every wandering bark
  7. worth
    an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
    whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken
  8. fool
    a professional clown who entertains a king
    Love's not time's fool
  9. compass
    an area in which something operates or has power or control
    though rosy lips and cheeks
    within his bending sickle's compass come
  10. brief
    of short duration or distance
    love alters not with his brief hours and weeks
  11. doom
    an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    but bears it out even to the edge of doom
  12. error
    a misconception resulting from incorrect information
    If this be error and upon me proved,
    I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Created on December 14, 2014 (updated December 14, 2014)

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