I wrote this poem in 2012, but I have updated it because I had rubbish grammar back then. XD
I was in Sixth Form at the time, and I was studying an acting exam and participating in a local theatre production, involving Shakespeare’s sonnets. So, it was pretty a big thing for me. However, this is completely fictional; I made it up just for entertainment purposes only. Hope you enjoy this poem; I promise to upload more soon.
How to Speak Proper Shakespeare
Reader, reader who is keen to know,
To learn Shakespeare’s words, written long ago.
Sit down, relax and chill,
And I’ll guide you through the text, with a feathered quill.
Let’s start with the plays; easy and hard,
Remember the phrase “iambic pentameter” and your part.
“Romeo and Juliet” and “The Merchant of Venice”,
“’Macbeth’ is complicated”, says my friend Dennis.
Next, try the Sonnets. All one hundred and fifty-four of them,
These are tricky, however, they reveal Shakespeare’s life story.
Judge yourself; fact or fiction,
Cause some of them are a mystery.
Don’t panic if you cannot pronounce or spell,
Try a spelling test, it’ll be the best to tell.
Within days or weeks, you’ll get them right
Just as long as you’re English teacher doesn’t bite!
Reader, reader who was keen to know,
You’re now ready and set to go.
Good luck, and keep your “Shakespeare Faith”,
But don’t lose it and be unwise like Henry the Eighth!