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  Crown of sonnets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A crown of sonnets is a sequence of sonnets, usually addressed to some one person, and/or concerned with a single theme.
Each of the sonnets explores one aspect of the theme, and is linked to the preceding and succeeding sonnets by repeating the final line of the preceding sonnet as its first line, and by having its final line be the first line of the succeeding sonnet.
With seven sonnets, the first line of the first sonnet is repeated as the final line of the final sonnet, thereby bringing the sequence to a close.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crown_of_sonnets   (199 words)

  
 About the Sonnet
Originating in Italy, the sonnet was established by Petrarch in the 14th century as a major form of love poetry, and came to be adopted in Spain, France and England in the 16th century, and in Germany in the 17th.
The standard subject-matter of early sonnets was the torments of sexual love (usually within a courtly love convention), but in the 17th century John Donne extended the sonnet's scope to religion, while Millton extended it to politics.
Although largely neglected in the 18th century, the sonnet was revived in the 19th by Wordsworth, Keats, and Baudelaire, and is still widely used.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/sonnet.htm   (874 words)

  
 Lady Mary Wroth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A crown of sonnets is found in the extant editions of the work.
In these sonnets Wroth shifted the typically male-oriented Petrarchan view to a woman who loves.
In this sonnet sequence and others, Cupid becomes a majestic creature worthy of worship, rather than a blind boy who shouldn’t be trusted with arrows.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mary_Wroth   (477 words)

  
 Kutibeng: Sloberring Syllabics
And Joan Larkin's incredible crown, "Blackout Sonnets", are written in couplets (That, according to Joan, was all she could bear to write at a time, as she was chronicling her struggles of a devastating bout with alcoholism).
Joan once said a contemporary writer has to "break the back of a sonnet," which of course means that we have to take the form and crack it into something current and pertinent.
The sonnet I've written for my battle with Ross is 14 lines; it rhymes; it even, you might say, has a volta; it concludes in a rhyming couplet.
kutibeng.blogspot.com /2005/06/sloberring-syllabics.html   (436 words)

  
 Corona   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
It started as the corona of sonnets or crown of sonnets, a daisy-chain of seven Petrarchan sonnets.
The last line of one sonnet (or other form) is the first line of the next.
The last line of the seventh sonnet (or other form) is the first line of the first.
www.poetsforthewar.org /forms/000/55.shtml   (112 words)

  
 Chapter 18
In Sonnet #40, Will cries, “Take all my loves, my love, yea take them all” (line 1), and in Sonnet #133, he cries, “Of him, myself, and thee, I am forsaken,/ A torment thrice threefold thus to be crossed” (lines 7 and 8).
Sonnets with a garden maze is that this maze of time is also taking place in the sky.
The lady's lunar cycle may be named with a silly rhyme: "June Moon." I believe we can match all of the 28 sonnets about her or under her influence with the phases of the Moon.
cf.linnbenton.edu /artcom/english/jensenp/code/19CODE.htm   (1724 words)

  
 BookPage Children's Review: A Wreath for Emmett Till
Nelson chooses to write in an unusual form—a heroic crown of sonnets—as a strict and demanding structure that might insulate her from the pain of her subject.
A heroic crown of sonnets consists of 15 interlinked sonnets, the final line of each one becoming the starting line of the next.
Of particular poignancy are the sonnets that imagine a better fate for Emmett Till, or at least an obituary for a life lived well.
www.bookpage.com /0504bp/children/wreath_for_emmett.html   (344 words)

  
 Richard Vallance Sonnet Review, May 2003:
One salient reason for her choice of sonnet form may simply be attributed to the fact that the “English” Petrarchan Sonnet is so remarkably suited to the highly lyric demands imposed by the expression of motherly love in all its intimacy and nuances.
Moreover, Augusta Weber was not along among the Pre-Raphaelite sonneteers, in resorting to the frequent use of the English Petrarchan: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti and Dante Gabriel Rossetti all espoused it with similar eagerness.
In this light, the sonnet sequence in question may be literarily “incomplete”, but it does not leave the reader with that impression in the least: on the contrary, it “feels” finished, even polished, and impresses the reader’s mind and heart with its spirited maternal harmony.
www.poetrylifeandtimes.com /valrevw21.html   (2694 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: A Wreath for Emmett Till: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
It is a heroic crown of sonnets in Petrarchan rhyme scheme and, as such, is quite formal not only in form but in language.
There are 15 poems in the cycle, the last line of one being the first line of the next, and each of the first lines makes up the entirety of the 15th.
The poems form a heroic crown of sonnets--a sequence in which the last line of one poem becomes the first line of the next.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0618397523   (422 words)

  
 Petrarchan Sonnet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
A sonnet is a fourteen line poem that has a pivot.
The Petrachan or Italian sonnet is broken into the octave and the sestet.
There is a pivot, a change of meaning or direction, that occurs in a sonnet at the beginning of the sestet.
www.poetsforthewar.org /forms/002/283.shtml   (82 words)

  
 Marilyn L. Taylor: Reviews
We find sapphics, sonnets, villanelles, a rondeau, rhyming quatrains, an astonishingly good crown o' sonnets, and even a double dactyl.
However, Taylor is such a skillful craftsman that it is not until the reader succumbs to the irresistible urge for a second reading that the forms become apparent, surely the mark of a master formalist.
The three poems in part I are strict sonnets, but as the series proceeds, the poems take on a more contemporary feel.
www.mlt-poet.com /review01.php   (851 words)

  
 Amazon.com: A Wreath for Emmett Till (Boston Globe-Horn Book Honors (Awards)): Books: Marilyn Nelson,Philippe Lardy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
That is one of the fifteen sonnets that comprises A WREATH FOR EMMETT TILL by Marilyn Nelson.
"A crown of sonnets is a sequence of interlinked sonnets in which the last line of one becomes the first line, sometimes slightly altered, of the next.
A heroic crown of sonnets is a sequence of fifteen interlocking sonnets, in which the last one is made up of the first lines of the preceeding fourteen."
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0618397523?v=glance   (2418 words)

  
 Crown of Sonnets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Seven linked Petrarchan Sonnets where the last line of each becomes the first of the next and the last line of the seventh is the same as the first of the first.
Since a crown is considered to be one 98-line poem, the end words should all be unique except in the repeated lines, and each rhyme set should be new.
This is not a form for those with short attention spans.
www.poetryrenewal.com /forms/000/62.shtml   (90 words)

  
 Winning Writers - Poetry Contests and Resources for Poets and Writers
As a poet, she has been hopelessly addicted to the sonnet since the age of 14.
Her poems have appeared in the National Poetry Review, Astropoetica, The Garfield Lake Review, the Literary Review, and Byline.
A collection of 100 poems, Sonnets from Aesop, with illustrations by Gerson Goldhaber, was published in 2005 by Ribbonweed Press, and a second book-length manuscript, The Garden Spider, is looking for a publisher.
www.winningwriters.com /resources/poems/urp_goldhaber_mea.php   (708 words)

  
 David Robert Books: The Art of Poetry
A crown of sonnets, searching yet conclusive, provides the most satisfactory of closures.
Bridgford also boldly explores domestic tensions through two non-traditional families: the menage a trois of Mary, Joseph, and God; and that original transgressive pair, Oedipus and Jocasta.
A deep ambivalence to the flesh, its desires and decay, is summed up neatly in Bridgford’s ‘Anorexic Sonnet.’ ‘The trouble,’ she reminds us, ‘is the body.’”—A.E. Stallings
www.davidrobertbooks.com /bridgford_maps.html   (438 words)

  
 Teaching Poetry & Emmett Till
A new poem written by award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson is the centerpiece for TeachingBooks' new program.
A Wreath for Emmett Till (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005) is composed in a striking and unusual poetic form, a heroic crown of sonnets.
My crown is slightly different because the last sonnet is also an acrostic.
www.englishjournal.colostate.edu /emmetttill.htm   (257 words)

  
 Marilyn L. Taylor: Reviews
One of our earliest pleasures in poetry is rhyme and meter, something which has currently fallen out of fashion, although the New Formalist movement has done much to resurrect its reputation.
Here, Taylor scatters formal verse—sapphics, a rondeau, several villanelles, rhyming quatrains, an ambitious and elegant crown of sonnets (which won The Dogwood Poetry Prize), even a clerihew and double dactyl—with conversational free verse, like glacé cherries studding a fruitcake.
Mixing it up like this keeps the reader constantly on her toes; in several cases, it was not until a second reading that I realized, for example, that "Posthumous Instructions," the poet's take on the ultimate recycling, ie, the disposal of her ashes, is indeed a Shakespearean sonnet, a complement to a craftsperson at work.
www.mlt-poet.com /review02.php   (961 words)

  
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The poem is composed in a striking and unusual poetic form, a heroic crown of sonnets.
The poet describes this format as follows in a written interview that is part of this TeachingBooks resource:
A heroic crown of sonnets is a sequence of 15 sonnets, which are interlinked like the normal crown of sonnets, except that in the heroic crown the last sonnet is made up of the first lines of the previous 14 sonnets.
www.mmischools.com /Articles/PrintArticle.aspx?ArticleID=9798   (337 words)

  
 Jennifer Hill-Kaucher - A Very Brief Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Jennifer Hill-Kaucher is the author of three books of poetry: “Questioning Walls Open,” from Foothills Publishing in 2001, “Nightcrown,” a crown of sonnets in a limited edition lotus book in 2003, and “Book of Days,” from FootHills Publishing, 2005.
Her play, “The Hem of the Garment” was chosen for the 2002 Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Alaska with Edward Albee.
She lives with her daughter Helen in the Kingston area where they both fold origami, write poetry, make pottery, collect old typewriters and found ephemera, read Darby Conley’s cartoon “Get Fuzzy,” eat sushi and beg people to release the remarkable stories that they hold inside of themselves.
www.jkaucher.addr.com /bio.htm   (198 words)

  
 Hill-Kaucher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Jennifer Hill-Kaucher's first book of poetry, "Questioning Walls Open," was published by FootHills Publishing in July 2001.
Her second collection, "Nightcrown," a crown of sonnets in collaboration with photographer Michael Downend, was published as a limited edition lotus book in 2003.
Her play, "The Hem of the Garment" was chosen for the 2002 Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Alaska with Edward Albee.
foothillspublishing.com /id86.htm   (372 words)

  
 2304 Calendar - Spring 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
As a result, you should plan to read the poems over several times before class, making notes about key patterns, images, phrases, and ideas as you go so that you are prepared to participate actively in our discussions.
Shakespeare: Sonnets 20, 29, 30, 33, 55, 65, 71
Shakespeare, Sonnets 73, 94, 106, 107, 116, 129, 130, 138, 146
athena.english.vt.edu /~mparetti/S00_2304/2304calendar.htm   (472 words)

  
 Sonnet 14 of the Crown of Sonnets from "Pamphilia to Amphilanthus" by Lady Mary Wroth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Sonnet 14 of the Crown of Sonnets from "Pamphilia to Amphilanthus" by Lady Mary Wroth
And for a sign of Conquest gave away
In this strange Labyrinth how shall I turn?
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/6586/lab14.html   (105 words)

  
 Destiny's Dope- slaps ans Kisses: A Crown of Sonnets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Destiny's Dope- slaps ans Kisses: A Crown of Sonnets
Destiny’s Dope-slaps and Kisses: A Crown of Sonnets
You look like you have a question for me.
home.earthlink.net /~pamphilia/cgilmor/T-Hall/psonnets.htm   (462 words)

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