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    A sonnet is a form of lyric poetry with fourteen lines and a specific rhyme scheme. (Lyric poetry presents the deep feelings and emotions of the poet as opposed to poetry that tells a story or presents a witty observation.) The meter of Shakespeare’s sonnets is iambic pentameter (except in Sonnet 145). The only exceptions are Sonnets 99‚ 126‚ and 145. Number 99 has fifteen lines. Number 126 consists of six couplets‚ and two blank lines marked with italic brackets; 145 is in iambic tetrameters‚

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    The Spenserian Sonnet was named for Edmund Spenser 1552-1599‚ a 16th century English Poet. The Spenserian Sonnet inherited the tradition of the declamatory couplet of Wyatt / Surrey although Spenser used Sicilian quatrains to develop a metaphor‚ conflict‚ idea or question logically‚ with the declamatory couplet resolving it. Beyond the prerequisite for all sonnets‚ the defining features of the Spenserian Sonnet are: a quatorzain made up of 3 Sicilian quatrains (4 lines alternating rhyme) and

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    English Literature What is a sonnet? A sonnet is a form of poetry‚ which originated in Italy and was created by the Sicilian poet Giacomo da Lentini during the Renaissance. The term sonnet comes from the Italian word sonnetto‚ meaning “little song” and is a poem of fourteen lines‚ which can be broken down into four sections called quatrains. It follows a strict rhyme scheme‚ which is ABAB/CDCD/EFEF/GG. This means that the first and third lines and the second and fourth lines of each quatrain

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    Sonnets Shakespeare`s sonnets have dramatic elements and each poem is about personal theme. No one knows if in these poems’s he talks about his own experience or not‚ because no one knows enough about his life. The sonnet 116 attempts to define love. Speaker tries to explain what love is and what it is not. In the first line he says that love is perfect – “the marriage of true minds”- and it can be true and it cannot. This is ideal‚ because people want to have perfect love‚ but it`s never work

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  • Shakespearean Sonnet Explication Sonnet 146

    SONNET 146 Poor soul‚ the center of my sinful earth‚ Lord of these rebel powers that thee array‚ Why dost thou pine within and suffer dearth‚ Painting thy outward walls so costly gay? Why so large cost‚ having so short a lease‚ Dost thou upon thy fading mansion spend? Shall worms‚ inheritors of this excess‚ Eat up thy charge? is this thy body’s end? Then soul‚ live thou upon thy servant’s loss‚ And let that pine to aggravate thy store; Buy terms divine in selling hours of dross;

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  • Sonnet 30

    restored and sorrows end." But as soon as I think of you‚ my dear friend‚ all those wounds are healed‚ and my sorrows come to an end. Why is he saying it? Sonnet 30 is at the center of a sequence of sonnets dealing with the narrator’s growing attachment to the fair lord and the narrator’s paralyzing inability to function without him. The sonnet begins with the image of the poet drifting off into the "remembrance of things past" - painful memories‚ we soon learn‚ that the poet has already lamented

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  • What Is a Sonnet?

    Sonnet A sonnet is a poetic form which originated in Italy; the Sicilian poet Giacomo da Lentini is credited with its invention. They normatively consist of fourteen lines. The term sonnet derives from the Italian word sonetto‚ meaning "little song." By the thirteenth century‚ it signified a poem of fourteen lines that follows a strict rhyme scheme and specific structure. Conventions associated with the sonnet have evolved over its history. Writers of sonnets are sometimes called "sonneteers‚" although

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  • Sonnet 104

    Essay: Sonnet 104 Sonnet 104 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English poet William Shakespeare. It’s a member of the Fair Youth sequence‚ in which the poet expresses his love towards a fair friend. Each stanza expresses Shakespeare’s relationship with his beloved. The sonnet deals with the destructive forces of time as humans grow older and makes a commentary on the process of aging. In the first quatrain‚ the poet focuses on his beloved‚ exploring the theme of beauty and aging. The very

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  • Sonnet Evolution

    Literature Final Paper Sonnet Evolution When readers hear the word sonnet‚ they usually think of Shakespeare; however‚ he is not the first sonneteer‚ nor the last‚ of course. The sonnet got its beginnings centuries ago and has endured. One might ask why it has endured over such a lengthy period of time‚ and the answer is a simple one: EVOLUTION. Just as humans have had to evolve over time‚ the sonnet has had to do so as well. The two main forms of the sonnet are the Italian sonnet (also referred to

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  • Sonnet 129

    William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 129 William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 129 is a classic Shakespearian Sonnet from his distinguished collection published in 1609. The Shakespearean Sonnet is unquestionably the most intellectual and dramatic of poetic forms and‚ when written well‚ is a masterpiece not only of poetic talent but intellectual talent as well. Like the majority of sonnetsSonnet 129 has fourteen lines and is organized into an octave followed by a sestet; or more in depth‚ three quatrains followed

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