Sonnet 73 - Connecting With The Theme

Sonnet 73 - Connecting With The Theme
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Sonnet 73 Lesson Plans

Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare

Lesson Plans by Kristy Littlehale

“Sonnet 73” is a poignant sonnet for anyone who has sensed time passing too quickly, and the need to hang on to youth and experiences. It uses winter, night, and a dying fire as metaphors for the inevitable approach of Death. This sonnet is excellent to use for literary elements, TP-CASTT analysis, and for a student to connect their own experience of time passing by too quickly.

Sonnet 73

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William Shakespeare Sonnets - Shakespeare Sonnet 73

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  • When we got out of school for summer vacation, I couldn’t believe we had 80 days of freedom and fun in the sun! It seemed like all the time in the world!
  • I promised myself that I would make the most of my free time, and planned all kinds of fun activities, like going to the beach, traveling to Florida, and going camping!
  • My best friend Meaghan was going to be at her lakehouse for most of the summer, but I promised her that when she came back to home for the last 2 weeks of summer that we’d spend every day together!
  • When Meaghan came back home, I was too busy with other friends to hang out with her. We didn’t see each other at all before school started.
  • Then, I found out that Meaghan is moving all the way to Texas! It’s a quick move, and she, her mom, and her dad are busy packing, so I won’t get to see her much before she leaves other than in school.
  • I wish I had taken the opportunity to spend more quality time with Meaghan because now I don’t know when I will get to visit her in Texas.

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