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Sonnet Test

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Tone
the author's attitude toward the subject matter or audience
Figurative language
used for descriptive effect to imply ideas or emotions indirectly
Rhyme scheme
pattern of rhyme
Apostrophe
A figure of speech in which a writer addresses an absent person, an inanimate object, or an idea as if it were present
Pastoral
A traditional English verse form that idealizes rural life
Point of view
The standpoint from which a poem is called
Parallelism
The use of words, phrases, or sentences that have similar grammatical structures
Simile
a comparison using like or as
Metaphor
an implied comparison
Sonnet
A lyric poem of fourteen lines; iambic pentameter; strict patterns of stanza divisions and rhymes
Three types or sonnets
Italian, English, and Spenserian
Rhyme scheme of an Italian sonnet
Abbaabba and cdecde or cdccdc
Rhyme scheme of an English sonnet
Abab cdcd efef gg
Rhyme scheme of a Spenserian sonnet
Abab bcbc cdcd ee
Italian sonnet/Petrarchan sonnet
octave presents a problem;sestet provides an answer
English Sonnet/Shakespearean sonnet
three quatrains and a couplet; detailed development of problem in quatrains and a quick summary and solution in couplet
Spenserian Sonnet
three quatrains and a couplet; final couplet makes a key point
author's purpose
an author's intent when writing a literary work
Sonnet XII
Francesco Petrarch; youth gone
On Monsieur's Departure
Elizabeth I; forced to hide feelings
Speech to the Troops at Tillbury
Elizabeth I; committed to country
The Lover Showeth How He is Forsaken
Sir Thomas Wyatt; lovers flee
Whoso List to Hunt
Sir Thomas Wyatt; deer hunt
Sonnet 30
Edmund Spenser; ice and fire
Sonnet 75
Edmund Spenser; name in sand
Sonnet 31
Sir Philip Sidney; sad moon
Sonnet 39
Sir Philip Sidney; sleep
Passionate Shepherd
Christopher Marlowe; promises everything
Nymph's Reply
Sir Walter Raleigh; things don't last
Of Studies
Sir Francis Bacon; studies
Sonnet 116
William Shakespeare; love is unchanging
Sonnet 130
William Shakespeare; ugly lover
Sonnet 73
William Shakespeare; yellow leaves
Sonnet 29
William Shakespeare; lover changes mood