sonnet. Though poetry can be a bit complex because of all its rules, those very rules can produce some interesting and beautiful texts. The sonnet started in Italy in the 13th century, so the first sonnets were in Italian. We started seeing English sonnets in England in the 16th century. In this lesson, I will teach you more about the history of the sonnet, and then, I will show you an example written by Shakespeare. This is a chance to add to your vocabulary and to learn something about an aspect of English literature. After watching, you can take a look at some of my other poetry lessons.
I waited for Gill’s lesson. I think I was in a literature classroom in England. Thanks for having such a nice experience. I also improved my vocabulary. This lesson was also so helpful. Thanks.
I am so happy to take your lessons Gil. Very love, touchy and well comprehensive lessons. Thank you so much for your patience and wonderful work.
Gill,you’re amazing.It’s such a wonderful lesson,just thanks for your perfect teaching.
Gil, Thanks very much! Great class! I enjoyed it a lot!
As usual, your classes and Engvid classes have contributed for my English language development.
There is just one way to improve our level: Practice, Practice and Practice.
I wish all the best for you.
Hi Rodrigo!! I agree with you. :) She is really good.
thnx loved ur lesson could u plz do a vid about the vocab of the COVID-19 ?that will be helpful after this epidemic so we can have more vocab and can talk with our friends and family
Hi, thank you for your kind words. There is a great video by Rebecca on Covid19 vocabulary: https://www.engvid.com/covid-19-coronavirus-vocabulary-expressions/
ok, I thought that there are different meanings or vocab in British English and Canadian English.
I loved these lesson, I would like to learn Sheakpeare for a long time. Thank you to explain for us.
Thank you so much Gill would that be possible to have private lesson with you thanks !!
Hi – thank you – you can send a direct email to me via the EngVid website to discuss private lessons :-)
What a marvelous explanation about one sonnet! Congratulations, dear Lady Gill. Thank you so much.
That’s what I call explaining something bad, making it interesting and useful.
Thank you ma’am for introducing this beatiful sonnet.
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Very useful and amazing lesson. Thank you Gill. My favorite sonnet is number 130.
My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips’ red
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I will be very appreciated if you will do a lesson on 130 sonnet.
Ok, thank you for lesson.
Thank you very much for this lesson, I am enjoying using this site to improve my English.
ok thanks for learning
Gil, thanks. You’re very good teacher and great person, I guess. Peace!
Thank you so much for your teaching , am enjoying it and it’s really improved my little knowledge in literature.
Thanks dear teacher, the lesson was very clear, and It was very easy to pick the main purpose from the lesson, after watching this video I will not have problems with sonnets!!! I would like to request you very kindly, if you could make a video on the literary devices that are mainly used for poetry analyses, than you.
I love this class, the poem and your explanation Gill. Thank you
I love this.
Thank you so much, Professor Gill! This is the greatest way to study English. I recite the sonnet by heart.
Thank you so much, It is an excellent topic
Awesome….professor the way you explain is so great.Easy to understand.Thank you for this amazing lesson.
Thank you Gill, a brilliant lesson. I really have a general idea about 14-line sonnet. Yes we can’t write such poem if without strong base of languages and culture.
After learning it, I got more understanding and logic about sonnet. Thank you and hope to get your next excellent class.
Thank you! Is an excellent way to learn English and still undersand William Shakespeare’s Sonnet!
the great Gill!
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I love all your classes, Gil. I watch all of them. I am Brazilian and love improving my English.