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  • English As Petrarch's Sonnets
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    Sharp 1 Petrarch (1304-1374), Italian poet and humanist, who is considered the first modern poet. His perfection of the sonnet form later influenced such English poets as Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, and Edmund Spenser. His wide knowledge of the classical authors and his restoration of the classical Latin language earned him his reputation as the first great humanist; but he also played an important role in the development of Italian as a literary language. Petrarch was born in Arezzo....
  • Form Of Sonnet Writing
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    One of the most famous poets in literary history is that of William Wordsworth. He lived between the years of 1770-1850. He was a very strong poet and many of his works have some degree of a pessimistic view to them. They could be understood after the hard life he led. He saw the French Revolution at its height and wrote several poems about it. He had an illegitimate daughter with a woman in France. When he returned back to England he married Mary Hutchinson, who gave him two sons and another da...
  • Rhyming Scheme Of A Sonnet
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    A poet called Petrarch developed the sonnet form in Italy. It is a poem made up of 14 lines of iambic pentameter. An Italian rhyme scheme is ABBA ABBA in the first octave. The sestet can be CDC DCD which was the original scheme, or CDE CDE. The sonnet was brought to England by Sir Thomas Wyatt and The Earl of Surrey who visited Italy during the Renaissance. Sonnets were originally wrote in Latin but the English poets found the Latin rhyme scheme hard and restrictive in the English language. This...
  • Sonnet For The Structure Of His Poem
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    Having examined a variety of sonnets, I singled out the following three because, as well as dealing with entirely different subject matter, they show a wide range of different techniques in using the sonnet form. The sonnets I have chosen are, 'The Silken Tent' by Robert frost, 'On His Blindness' by John Milton and 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' by Wilfred Owen. In 'The Silken Tent', Robert Frost writes admiringly about a woman he has strong feelings for. He uses the extended simile of a 'silken tent...
  • Harwood Sonnets
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    She practices a fugue, though it can matter to no one now if she plays well or not. Beside her on the floor two children chatter, then scream or fight. She hushes them. A pot boils over. As she rushes to the stove too late, a wave of nausea overpowers subject and counter-subject. Zest and love drain out with soapy water as she scours the crusted milk. Her veins ache. Once she played for Rubinstein, who yawned. The children caper round a sprung mousetrap where a mouse lies dead. When the soft cor...
  • Sonnet As A Form Of Poem
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    Outline: 1. Brief introduction to Petrarchan sonnet and Shakespearean sonnet. 2. History of Petrarchan sonnet and Shakespearean sonnet. 3. Stylistic features and analysis of Shakespeare!'s sonnet c'uco In the late 1500's it was fashionable for English gentleman authors to write sonnets, i.e. lyric poems composed of fourteen lines, following one or another of several set rhyme-schemes. The sonnet is composed with a formal rhyme scheme, expressing different thoughts, moods, or emotions, sometimes ...
  • Very First Line Of The Sonnet
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    The Faces of the Sonnet The sonnet may seem at first glimpse to be but a harmless little chunk of words. However, as everyone who looks beyond its diminutive physical appearence knows, there have been sonnets written that have influenced the shape of our history and without which, much of the art we appreciate today might never have been created. The sonnet is certainly more than what initially meets the eye. Its concision makes for an intense concentration of description and feeling. The struct...

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