Lyric poems aim to have one single, unified effect. Lyric comes from lyre (musical instrument) frequently in the renaissance lyrics were set to music. Subject matter is usually intense feelings that would accompany love, death, a wedding, etc. 14 line poem consisting of iambic pentameter, rhymed in different ways. Sonneto means a brief utterance or small statement and emerged at the time of the. Human reason and human love/feelings began to occupy more of peoples interests and concern. Feelings and thoughts became similar in weight as their beliefs and their faith. Christian humanism: one one hand you have issues of belief and faith; human issues of feeling and thought on the other hand. Humans lost their sense of being placed here in this central place by god. This evaporated, and thus made people realize that human beings are at the center of earth, and they are at the pinnacle of what is here on earth.