lecture 3

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Published on 5 Oct 2011
School
UTSC
Department
English
Course
ENGB32
Key concepts
Sonnet(sonet; sonetto = little song)
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Petrarchan sonnet (Italian Sonnet)
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Francesco Petrarch
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Octave; sestet
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Blazon
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Public circulation of sonnets
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Shakespearean sonnet
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Quatrain; couplet
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Poet - speaker
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Paradox; metaphor
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Contrastive taxonomy
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Iambic pentameter
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Feet; light stress; heavy stress
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Catachresis
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Fair boy sonnets
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Dark lady sonnets
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Lecture outline
Theatrical detractors and Queen Elizabeth's wish to control the theater
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Quarto; First Folio (1623); foul papers; fair copy; "the book of the play"/ promptbook
"allowed copy"
Shakespeare from stage to page (key concepts)
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Sonnet origins, traditions
What is a sonnet?
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Shakespeare's sonnets - questions of publication and reception
Why write a sonnet and for whom?
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Conventional attributes and innovative attributes
Shakespeare's sonnets
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Sonnet 2 (beauty, time, poetry)
Sonnet 1 (the young man)
Sonnet 18 ("this"/ poetry)
Sonnet 130 (the dark lady)
Sonnet 114 (two loves)
Sonnet 135 and 136 (the will to love)
How to read the 1609 sonnet sequence
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How to read a sonnet?
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Looking ahead: The Sonnet and Shakespeare's Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
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Id the Master of Revelry looking at the actual copy?
Allowed copy of a play is the one licensed to be put on
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Given other plays of the time, it seems likely that he approved
You see breaks or "splits" within the plays
If Shakespeare would have approved of the division of his plays into five acts
We have one play that was collaboratively written with Tomas Moore, along with
We don't have any of his plays written in his hand
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As scholars, this is what we don't know:
Lecture 3 - 19/ 09
Monday, September 19, 2011
12:04 PM
C. de Souza ENGB32H3 Page 1
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