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  The amazing web site of Shakespeare's Sonnets
All the sonnets are provided here, with descriptive commentary attached to each one, giving explanations of difficult and unfamiliar words and phrases, and with a full analysis of any special problems of interpretation which arise.
Sonnets by other Elizabethan poets are also included, Spenser, Sidney, Drayton and a few other minor authors.
Sonnets which were published and probably written before Shakespeare's, and influenced both the material he used and the arrangement of his sonnet sequence.
www.shakespeares-sonnets.com   (1132 words)

  Sonnet - MSN Encarta
The Petrarchan sonnet consists of an octave, or eight-line stanza, and a sestet, or six-line stanza.
Excellent examples of the Petrarchan sonnet in the English language are found in the sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella (1591) by Sir Philip Sidney, which established the form in England.
William Wordsworth is regarded as the finest sonnet writer of the period, although outstanding sonnets were also written by his contemporaries Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761575039/Sonnet.html   (778 words)

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The rules of the Italian sonnet were established by Guittone d'Arezzo (1235-1294), who wrote almost 300 sonnets.
The first known sonnets in English, written by Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, Earl of Surry, used this Italian scheme, as did sonnets by later English poets including John Milton, William Wordsworth and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
With the advent of free verse, the sonnet came to be seen as somewhat old-fashioned and fell out of use for a time.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/s/so/sonnet.html   (778 words)

 Shakespearean sonnet: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The elizabethan era is the period associated with the reign of queen elizabeth i (1558-1603) and is often considered to be a golden age in english...
The term sonnet is derived from the proven├žal word sonet and the italian word sonetto, both meaning little song....
The fair lord is the unnamed young man to whom most of shakespeares sonnets are addressed....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sh/shakespearean_sonnet.htm   (777 words)

 The Sonnet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
A typical theme of the sonnet is love; usually they are written from a male perspective, praising a woman for her beauty while criticizing her for not reciprocating the poet's feelings for her.
Thomas Hardy's sonnet "Hap," for example, develops an argument about the nature of God and the poet's sense of the universe's indifference to the suffering of mankind.
William Wordsworth's sonnet "The World is Too Much With Us" vents the poet's frustration with a world that has lost its spiritual contact with the natural world as a result of economic, industrial, and technological innovation.
www.bsu.edu /classes/prince/eng104/sonnet.htm   (1774 words)

 The Sonnet
A sonnet is a fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter with a carefully patterned rhyme scheme.
The English or Shakespearean sonnet, developed first by Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517-1547), consists of three quatrains and a couplet--that is, it rhymes abab cdcd efef gg.
In addition, many Shakespearean sonnets seem to have a turn at line nine and another at the final couplet; and if a couplet closes an Italian sonnet, it is usually because the poet wanted the epigrammatic effec t more characterstic of the Shakespearean form.
www.utm.edu /departments/english/everett/sonnet.htm   (574 words)

 Sonnet Central
Welcome to Sonnet Central, an archive of English sonnets, commentary, and relevant web links and a forum for poets to share and discuss their own work.
All of the sonnets included here (as well as most of those that are linked) are modernized texts for the general reader and are not presented for purposes of scholarly work.
Comments and corrections are welcome and may be e-mailed to me, Eric Blomquist.
www.sonnets.org   (179 words)

Sonnet is the grown-up version of a child's sweater, Haiku, I created, published a year ago in Knitty.
As with its baby sister, Sonnet is knit side to side in garter stitch.
Bear in mind that the sleeves are worked bottom to top while the body is knit side to side, so the stitch pattern has to look okay vertically and horizontally -- or you might opt to knit the sleeves plain.
www.knitty.com /ISSUEfall03/PATTsonnet.html   (939 words)

 How to Write a Sonnet | eHow.com
Write the three quatrains with an a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f rhyme scheme, where each letter stands for a line of the sonnet and the last words of all lines with the same letter rhyme with each other.
In the Italian sonnet, use an a-b-b-a-a-b-b-a rhyme scheme for the first section (called the 'octave'), and a rhyme scheme of c-d-e-c-d-e or c-d-c-d-c-d in the second section (called the 'sestet').
Once you have come up with the topic of the sonnet, make a list of words that you feel best fit the mood of the poem, then make a list of words that rhyme with those words.
www.ehow.com /how_3335_write-sonnet.html   (635 words)

 Sonnet at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This article focuses mainly on the Italian or Petrarchan sonnet and the English or Shakespearean sonnet.
In its original form, the Italian sonnet was divided into a octave of eight lines followed by a sestet of six lines.
Richard Vallance has a Canadian E-Zine dedicated solely to the sonnet called Sonnetto Poesia ISSN 1705-4524, and Sara Russell is the Editor of the UK E-Zine, Poetry Life and Times, where she publishes hundreds of sonnets.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Sonnet.html   (928 words)

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 Definition of sonnet - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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