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Read Poetry to Analyse Meaning: 'Sonnet'

In this worksheet, students read a sonnet by John Clare. Then they analyse what issues and ideas are explored through the text.

'Read Poetry to Analyse Meaning: 'Sonnet'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Understand Meaning

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Read this sonnet by John Clare (1841).

 

 

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Sonnet

 

I love to see the summer beaming forth

And white wool sack clouds sailing to the north

I love to see the wild flowers come again

And Mare blobs stain with gold the meadow drain

And water lilies whiten on the floods

Where reed clumps rustle like a wind shook wood

Where from her hiding place the Moor Hen pushes

And seeks her flag nest floating in bull rushes

I like the willow leaning half way o'er

The clear deep lake to stand upon its shore

I love the hay grass when the flower head swings

To summer winds and insects happy wings

That sport about the meadow the bright day

And see bright beetles in the clear lake play

 

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