poetry class 2: what is rap?

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In deze les zitten 18 slides, met interactieve quizzen, tekstslides en 4 videos.

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Slide 1 - Tekstslide

lesson objectives:
* You checked your own work on rhythm, rhyme and topic
* You know what Sonnet 18 is about: topic, rhythm and rhyme
* You have seen an example of modern day (musical) rap

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

Slide 3 - Video

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

What is the super short summary of Sonnet 18?
if I compare you to summer, summer wins
if I compare you to summer, you win
if I compare you to summar, it is a tie
something about summer and you?

Slide 5 - Quizvraag

Sonnet: 14 lines
Your 14 line sonnet must be written in three sets of four lines and one set of two lines.

1. The first quatrain will have lines that end in a rhyme scheme like this: ABAB, for example, ‘day’, ‘temperate’, ‘may’, ‘date’.

2. The second quatrain will use different words to rhyme scheme like this: CDCD, for example, ‘shines’, ‘dimmed’, ‘declines’, ‘untrimmed’.

3. The third quatrain needs different words again, to rhyme scheme like this: EFEF, for example, ‘fade’, ‘lowest’, ‘shade’, ‘growest’.

4. You now have your three Shakespearean quatrains – that’s 12 lines. Remember that a Shakespearean sonnet always has 14 lines, so you need two final lines – called a couplet. The rhyme scheme for this is GG, using words you haven’t used in the rhyming so far, for example, ‘see’ and thee’.

The rhyme pattern of your 14 line sonnet should now look like this: ABAB CDCD EFEF GG

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

Iambic pentameter
Ambus is another word for a two-syllable foot.
The first syllable will normally be unstressed and the second stressed.
For example, de/light, the sun, for/lorn, one day, re/lease. 

Every line of your sonnet must have five feet (so 10 syllables).
Pentameter means five and iambic pentameter simply means five feet. Shakespeare uses iambic pentameter.

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

let's try iambic pentameter in normal sentences:
‘I wonder what my friends will think of this?’
‘If I were you I’d watch out what I say.’
‘He never ever told me what to do.’
‘It’s easy when you think of it like that.’

Slide 8 - Tekstslide

Iambic pentameter has to do with...
five feet and rhythm of stressed and unstressed syllables
something with five and lots of stress
meters and syllables
Shakespeare was a nutcase

Slide 9 - Quizvraag

But Shakespeare lived in 1564...
What about Alexander Hamilton?
He lived in 1755.
But they wrote a rap musical about him recently...

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

Slide 11 - Video

Alexander Hamilton,
written by Lin Manuel Miranda.
Does it...
have rhythm?
float your boat?
have a topic?

Slide 12 - Quizvraag

Slide 13 - Video

Slide 14 - Video

Do we see similarities in this type of rap?
Written by the same lyricist...

Slide 15 - Tekstslide

Would you rather write and perform...
spoken word such as in Lesson 1?
rap such as we've seen today?

Slide 16 - Poll

What could be
a topic for you?

Slide 17 - Woordweb

Decide on spoken word or rap for your performance.
-> For rap you may use existing music (lyrical version), find it!
Decide on a topic for your rap/spoken word performance,
-> find the information and bring it to class.

Slide 18 - Tekstslide