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how many lines is a sonnet?
14 iambic pentameter lines
what are the 2 types of sonnets?
Italian or Petrarchan
English or Shakespearean
what is the rhyme scheme of the Italian?
abbaabba + cdecde (cdcdcd or cdedce)
what is the rhyme scheme of the English?
abab cdcd efef gg
what is the line pattern in Italian?
octave + sestet
what is in the first 8 lines of the Italian sonnet?
the problem or situation is presented
what is in the last 6 lines of the Italian sonnet?
the resolution or mediation of the problem
what is the switch from the problem to the solution called?
what is the line pattern in English?
three quatrains + rhymed couplet for a conclusion
what is the 3rd type of sonnet?
what is the rhyme scheme in spenserian?
abab bcbc cdcd ee
when was the sonnet developed?
12th or 13th century reached its height in 14th
who gave the sonnet its name?
what is a conceit?
fanciful notion, generally expressed through an elaborate analogy or metaphor
was an Italian scholar, poet, humanist
what was Francesco Petrarca famous for?
famous for his poems addressed to Laura, his love
what was Francesco Petrarca regarded as?
the greatest scholar of his age
who was the chief among the group of poets who arose to make significant contributions to the development of english literature?
Sir Thomas Wyatt
what is Wyatt responsible for?
for introducing the sonnet form into English
what can Wyatt be identified as?
the father of modern English poetry
what was his imprisonment for?
how many stanzas are in the English Shakespearean sonnet?
3 quatrains (present similar images)
heroic couplet (2 rhyming lines)
rhyme scheme of English sonnet?
quatrains: abab cdcd efef
rhyme scheme of Spenserian sonnet?
quatrains: abab bcbc cdcd
who wrote the most important sonnet sequences written in English?
William Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser
how many syllables are in a sonnet?
each line has exactly 10
what is iambic pentameter?
2 syllables that have a pattern of unstressed and stressed
what is the patter of u / called?
how many feet should a sonnet have?
5 feet which is = to 10 syllables
Sonnet 30; Spenser
paraphrase this sonnet?
he loves a girl and she doesn't love him and their feelings keep getting stronger each way
what is the rhyme scheme of the poem?
abab bcbc cdcd ee
what kind of sonnet is sonnet 30?
what is a paradox?
2 contradicting comparisons
what is the central paradox in this sonnet?
fire and ice
what is the explanation of sonnet 30 paradox?
his love is like a fire that grows while her heart is like cold ice
what is the serious power of love?
love has the power to change someone making them kind
what is the them/ message of this sonnet?
love is transformable and can make things act and change in ways you wouldn't expect
Sonnet 29; William Shakespeare
paraphrase each stanza and couplet?
man who has bad luck, but the ?????????
in line 1, what does Shakespeare mean by "Fortune" and why is it capitalized?
he has bad luck and is looked badly upon
what does the speaker envy in lines 5-7?
he envies hope, friendship, and skills of freedom
what is the key to the speaker's happiness?
thinking of love
where is the turn in this sonnet?
line 10; sad--> happy
what type of wealth is described in the last lines?
love is more valuable than wealth or status
what does the poem say about the value of this type of wealth?
defines wealth as love
what lines state the poem's themes?
Sonnet 116; William Shakespeare
paraphrase each stanza and couplet?
in true marriage there are no obstacles, love doesn't fade overtime, if the speaker is proven wrong then he never wrote and no man ever loved
what metaphors does the speaker use in lines 5-8?
the star to every ship
what does this metaphor suggest about the nature of love?
guide to show you the way
what is a definition of true love?
love alters but not with his brief hours and weeks but bears it out even to the edge of doom
in line 9 why is time capitalized, and what tool does time use?
he capitalizes love and time to show they are opposing forces
according to the speaker, what effect should hardship and time/ aging have on love?
Sonnet 130, William Shakespear
paraphrase each stanza?
she isn't perfect but he loves her
what do all of the characteristics of the woman does not possess represent?
what does the speaker love about the woman that causes him to find her physical attributes, pleasing, regardless of the fact that that attributes would not be ideal to the regular person?
his love is rare for her and her voice but takes it back saying singing is more pleasing
line 14- what is Shakespeare commenting on with this last line?
not exaggerated or misrepresented
where is the turn in this poem?
what does the speaker of the poem conceive true love to be?
seeing each other for who they really are
about a beautiful women and how everything written about beauty before her was prophecised about her; he cannot explain her beauty although he is staring at her
her beauty is real, she is just an average girl but he loves her
goes from comparing himself to Autumn and the sunset; his youth was the wood in the fire and now he is the old burning embers; throughout this sonnet he talks about growing old and love for him is increasing because he is near death
"Whoso list the Hunt" Sonnet
according to the speaker, why is he ending his hunt of the hind?
if he continued the hunt it would have been dangerous for him
what advice does he give to potential hunters of his hind?
1) She has already been claimed. 2) Her appearance is deceiving; she seems tame, but she is really wild
what is the tone of this sonnet?
what does he say is written about the hind's nick?
when you try "in net... to hold the wind," what are you doing?
what does "in net... to hold the wind," imply in the hunter's chances?
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