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Department
English
Course
ENGB32
Professor
Majorie Rubright
Semester
Fall

Description
Lecture4 - 21/09 Wednesday,September 21, 2011 12:02PM  ReadActs 1 - 3 R&J  Response#1 - Writingasonnet WriteyourownShakespeareansonnetusingwhatyouconsidertobe contemporaryversionsofidealof love."twist",image  ShakespeareanSonnet - Shakespeare'ssonnetsbothbreakawayandborrowfromPetrarchanform - Dividesthepoemintothreequatrainswitharhymingcouplet - Toneandmoodchangecan occur betweenquatrains - Twisttothestory ortheperspectiveorthemetaphorormessageinthecouplet - Writteninatimethat theP. wasso envoguethat itwas growingtiresome - Sonnetswerecirculatedintheperiodthroughmanuscripts ○ Theoriginalversionswerenotarranged,passedbetweenmenlikeletters - 1609 theeditionwaspublishthewayweseenow - Thesonnetsequenceitself(inthewayitwasprinted) ○ Sonnets#1- 126: addressedtoabeautifulyoungman  1- 17: urgetheyouthto reproducetopreservehisbeauty □ Alsocelebratepoetryasamodeofreproductionandensuresmortality □ Thisideagoeswayback,especiallyinWesternart,goingbackallthewayto Homer's Iliad -thecrisisofAchillesisaboutKleos(meansrenowned) □ Showingthathisbeautyshouldbepreserved,andthepoetrywillpreserveit  18- 126: praiseof poetryasan instrumentofimmortality ○ Sonnets#127- :Addressedtothedarklady(theseemingoppositeofthePetrarchanideal)  Markedshiftintone  127 -132: loathing/longing/lustfordarkmistress  133 -134: lovetrianglewiththefairboy □ Depictherunfaithfulness  125, 126, 143: punson will/Will  153 -143: allconqueringpowerofCupid,futilityofhumanefforttocuredesire - Innovativeinatleast2ways 1. Theobjectofdevotionisayoungman ○ Hewasn'ttheonlyoneto do this,evenPetrarchhaddonethisbefore ○ Butheholdsthetraditionalroleofthefairladyandgivenherattributes ○ Intemperamenthe'sdescribedascold ○ Consideredhigherinranktothespeaker-justarank above ○ Conventionallyhe'sbeloved,withoutlovingback,notreciprocating ○ LikethePsonnethe'stheinspirationforthesonnet  Immortalizingboththepoetandthelover  Sonnet2 - Thechildofthebelovedwillcarryonthebeautyofthebeloved - Withageyouno longerseehisbeauty,butinthechildthesuccessioniscarriedon - ThereproductionofachildthatensuresthelonglastingbeautybutbySonnet18the literatur
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