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Lecture 3: Literary Terms for the sonnet

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Department
English
Course
ENGL 1F95
Professor
Neta Gordon
Semester
Fall

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Monday September 19th 2011ENGL 1F95Lecture 3Literary Terms for sonnet lectureConvention the codesrules of genreOctave 8 lines of poetrySestet 6 lines of poetryQuatrain 4 lines of poetryVoltaa change in thought in feeling etcRhyming couplet two lines of poetry that rhymeIambic pentameter 5 feet with each foot following a pattern of unstressstressScansion analysis of metric patterns in poetry see pages 10001004 for more on scansionGenre a species of literaturewith every genre of literature there are particular features that stand outHistory of the English SonnetMidsixteenth century the English renaissancein the 1370sa collection of poems by Italian poet Francesco Petrarch called and Rima Sparse or scattered poems begins circulating on the continent1557 Tottels Miscellany is printed which includes translations of Petrarchs sonnets by English poets Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry
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