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Department
English
Course
English 1022E
Professor
M.J.Kidnie
Semester
Winter

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English Poetry Test 29/10/2012 7:19:00 PM Sonnets Italian: Octave Sestet English (Shakespearean): Quatrain 1 (abab) Q 2 (cdcd) Q 3 (efef) rhyming couplet (gg) Form Content  Sonnet is the pinnacle of poetry  Writing a sonnet proves your worth as a poet Inversion  Anaphora  Repetition of a word at beginning of lines Anadiplosis  Word used at end of sentence and at beginning of next sentence Alliteration  Repetition of a letter or sound in successive words Chiasmus  Repetition in reverse, the same or a modified order Caesura  Pause in the middle of the poem Anapest  Unstressed, unstressed, stressed Rhyme Royal Stanza (Wyatt) ABAB BCC Breaks away from iambic pentameter Irony- “An irony has no point, unless it is true, to some degree, in both senses” Spenserian Stanza ABAB BC BCC  2 rhyming couplets  Last line not Iambic pentameter  12 syllables (Alexandrine) Poems Shakespeare’s Sonnets Was Shakespeare gay?
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