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Sonnet Review. The Renaissance. “Whoso List to Hunt”. 1. What image represents the woman?? The Deer. Sonnet 30. 2. This is the Spenserian sonnet about Fire and Ice. What does the image of “ice” represent? The woman’s indifference towards the man

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Sonnet review

Sonnet Review

The Renaissance


Whoso list to hunt

“Whoso List to Hunt”

1. What image represents the woman??

The Deer


Sonnet 30

Sonnet 30

2. This is the Spenserian sonnet about Fire and Ice.

What does the image of “ice” represent?

The woman’s indifference towards the man

What does the image of “fire” represent?

The man’s love towards the woman2.


Based on all of shakespeare s sonnets

Based on all of Shakespeare’s sonnets…

3. Based on all of Shakespeare’s sonnets, what would you say his idea of love actually is?

A positive connotation where true love exists across all borders


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4. What part of the sonnet demonstrates the change or intensity of emotion in the poem? ie. The mood!

The Turn


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5. In terms of structure, what is the difference between the Shakespearean sonnet and a Spenserian sonnet?

The Rhyme scheme of the Spenserian sonnets carry over into the next stanza.

The Shakespearean sonnet rhyme scheme is isolated to each stanza.


6 why are pastoral poems referred to or titled the pastorals

6. Why are pastoral poems referred to or titled the pastorals?

They pertain to rustic pleasures.

They are about ‘pastures’ and such.


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7. How does the shepherd in “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” try to entice the girl? What does he offer her?

Rustic pleasures…things from nature


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8. How does the speaker of “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” regard these so called promises or enticements? What does she think?

That these promises are unlikely to last.


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  • How and why would she ever change her mind about the shepherd?

    If youth and love lasted longer


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  • What is the theme of “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time?

    Life is what you make it…live it strongly


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What is the focus of the poem? (“To the Virgins…’)

Make the best of your time.

Life is too short


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12. What is the focus of Death in the poem, “Death Be Not Proud?”

Death will die as Eternal life will triumph over it


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13. What was the speaker’s only sin in the poem, “On My First Son?”

Hope and too much love for his son


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14. What is the irony of the poem, “On My First Son?”

His name was Benjamin, meaning lucky

His name means on the right hand of God


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15. How many lines does a sonnet have?

14

How many syllables per line in a sonnet that utilizes iambic pentameter?

10


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17. Where is the turn in both the Shakespearean and Spenserian sonnet?

Third quatrain


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18. Where is the turn in the Petrarchan sonnet? What lines?

First two lines of the sestet


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19. What is apostrophe and where do you see it in the poems we have been studying?

In “Death Be Not Proud”

A figure of speech where a speaker directly addresses an abstract quality as if it is capable of responding


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