(Shakespeare´s) Sonnets by Jürgen Lätte
Little song 14. Lines strict rhyme scheme specific structure Sonneteers A Shakespearean, or English, sonnet consists of 14 lines, each line containing ten syllables and written in iambic pentameter, in which a pattern of an unimpaired syllable followed by an emphasized syllable is repeated five times. What is a sonnet?
Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey • translated Italian sonnets into English • wrote sonnets of their own • Surrey introduced blank verse into the English language in his translation of the Aeneid of Virgil • They replaced Petrarch's scheme of an eight-line verse and six-lineverse with three four-line verse and added a two-line conclusion known as a couplet.
simply The Sonnets Themes:time, love, beauty and mutability He wrote 154 poems SHAKE-SPEARES SONNETS Thomas Thorpe - an authorized manuscript or an unauthorized copy. a mysterious dedication the ongoing Shakespeare authorship question Shakespeare's sonnets
The first 17 sonnets are written to a young man. Most of the sonnets are addressed to a young man expressing the poet's love for him. Sonnets 127-152 are written to the poet's mistress expressing his strong love for her. The final two sonnets, 153-154, are allegorical. Infidelity, self-resolution, criticism Shakespeare's sonnets
Petrarh and Shakespeare • Petrarch’s sonnets focused mainly on one theme, Shakespeare developed many subjects within his themes. • Petrarch’s sonnets were dedicated only to Laura • Shakespeare on the other hand shared a reciprocal love with both his lovers; the objects of his love were “articulate, active partners.”