Meet the Bard: I was asked to find some interactive sites for sonnet study and couldn’t stop there…
- Sonnets Org: this is your Sonnet Central (sonnets alhabatized by author, advice for writing a sonnet, sonnet magnets, sonnets by time period (Elizabethan, 18th Century, Victorian, World War 1, etc…), and a listening room of sonnets being read
- Read/Write/Think – Discovering Traditional Sonnet Forms: this is a high school lesson but it features an interactive characteristic sonnet chart.
- Web English Teacher: tons of lessons and resources for sonnet study (including living iambic pentameter)
- Shakespeare Sonnets Read by Some Guy from New York: a modern take and explanation of various Shakespearean sonnets
- No Sweat Shakespeare: translates sonnets to modern English and discusses historical context
- Funny Sonnet Poems: review quatrain, couplet, iambic pentameter, and modernize a Shakespearean sonnet by taking its form an applying it to a more contemporary creation or topic
- For Better For Verse: checks stress, feet, and meter of a literary work (database provided)
- Virtual Sonnets: Offers 3 sites that generate random sonnets
- Shakespearean Sonnet Generator: random but offers some other useful generators (caution: test them for inappropriate terminology prior to use)
- Rhyming Dictionaries: Rhyme Zone (rhymes, synonyms, antonyms, related words, homophones, etc…), Write Express (beginning & end rhymes, first & last syllable rhymes, double & triple rhymes), Poetry 4 Kids (also an app – Rhyme Now Free Edition)
Here is an article I came across highlighting various blogs, news, and links in reference to Shakespearean Sonnets.