Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets - Shakespeare's Sonnets Lyric Poems...

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Shakespeare’s Sonnets Lyric Poems by William Shakespeare
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Sonnet Fourteen line lyric poem Generally in iambic pentameter 10 syllables long Popularized during Italian Renaissance Petrarch wrote his sonnets to an idealized love named Laura Spread through Europe to England Used by Dante Alighieri and Francesco Petrarca
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Refinement of Sonnet Refined by French Pleiade poets Joachim Du Bellay (1522-1585) Pierre Ronsard (1524-1585)
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Sonnets in Elizabethan England Sonnet was favorite form for lyric poets Typically used for love and romance Sir Philip Sydney Dryden Pope
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Two Kinds of Sonnets Petrarchan Sonnet Octave and sestet Octave ABBAABBA ABBACDDC Sestet CDCDCD CDECDE Contrast in key way Question and answer Shakespearean Sonnet Divided into 4 parts First 3 quatrains ABAB CDCD EFEF Fourth part Couplet Sequence or metaphors or ideas in each quatrain
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Shakespearean Couplet Couplet last two lines of Shakespearean Sonnet The couplet offers a summary of the ideas in the quatrains or a new take on the same ideas
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Juxtaposition of Petrarchan and Shakespearean Sonnets Many of Shakespeare’s sonnets impose
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LIT 341 taught by Professor Lisle during the Fall '10 term at Grand Valley State.

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