Sonnets

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AnnaIsCool
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Sonnets
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2010-11-16 18:08:19
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  1. What does the word sonnet mean?
    "Little song" or "little sound" (Italien)
  2. How many lines are in a sonnet?
    14
  3. Famous Italien sonnet writer?
    Petrarch
  4. What was imitated from Petrarch's writing?
    conventions
  5. What things did Petrarch include in his sonnets?
    • To Laura
    • Idealized (courtly) love
    • Conventions
  6. Who wrote Tottel's Miscellany?
    Wyatt and Surrey
  7. Who introduced the sonnet to the English?
    Wyatt and Surrey
  8. Who wrote about Stella?
    Phillip Sidney
  9. Sonnet conventions
    • Love
    • Themes
    • Descriptions, despciptive metaphors, and similies
  10. Love convention
    • One-sided (courtly)
    • Beloved can be cruel to the lover.
  11. Conventions: themes
    • Immortalization of the beloved
    • Love is like a hunt
  12. Despcriptions, metaphors, and similies
    • Physical similies
    • Shakespear's "unconventional" sonnet- didn't use the conventions.
  13. 3 types of sonnets
    • English (Shaspearean)
    • Italian (Petrarchan)
    • Spenserian
  14. Snglish sonnet
    • abab cdcd efef gg
    • 3 quatrains & a couplet
  15. Italien sonnet
    • Octave: abba abba
    • seset: cddc ee
    • volta
  16. Volta
    change or transition
  17. Spenserian sonnet
    • abab bcbc cdcd ee
    • 3 quatrains & a couplet, with interlocking rhyme.

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