1. Sonnent 67
    • "like a huntsman"
    • Edmund Spenser
    • Italian sonnet, rhyme scheme (spenserian)
    • First 8 lines are him pursuing his dear
    • second 6 getting his dear (Elizabeth Boyle)
    • symbolism- Hunter hunting his DEAR
    • First line- "Like a huntsman after weary chase"
  2. Sonnet 75
    • Edmund Spenser
    • Lyric poem (personal experience)
    • Italian sonnet
    • interlocking rhyme scheme
    • last two lines personifies death
    • The last 6 lines are about living forever
    • First line "One day I wrote her name upon the strand
  3. Sonnet 79
    • "men call you fair"
    • Edmund Spenser
    • Elizabeth is beautiful but her really likes personality
    • Fair has different meaning: honest, true & beauty
    • Beauty comes from god
    • First line "Men call you fair, and you credit it
    • (credit means believe)
  4. Sonnet 31
    • Sir Phillip Sidney
    • Italian sonnet
    • "That busy archer his sharp arrows tries" PERSONIFIES cupid
    • O Mood called apostrophe
    • First line "With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies"
  5. Sonnet 39
    • THEME: Poets life
    • Sir Phillip Sidney
    • Itialian sonnet
    • Was engaged to a lady named Penelope Devereux who is “Stella”
    • However, she ended up falling in love with another man and never ended up
    • He wrote it in hopes that she would someday come back to him.
    • Grew up in same society as Sidney
    • Devereux’s father sent a note to Sidney on his death bed asking him to marry is daughter
    • Devereux married Robert Rich
    • Sidney wrote about Robert and Penelope’s
    • marriage in some other sonnets of Astrophel and Stella
    • FIRST LINE "come, Sleep! O Sleep, the certain knot of peace
  6. The Passionate Shepherd to His love
    • Christopher Marlowe
    • THEME: Amorous persuit
    • The poem type is pastoral literature, meaning it uses shepherds and an idealized rustic landscape to explore indirectly a whole range of ideas and themes.
    • Many pastoral literary works are about love, such as is the case with this poem.
    • The poem has six stanzas, each is a quatrain.
    • It follows iambic pentameter, and has a rhyme scheme of AABB. By making the lines rhyme with the last word, Marlowe created a feeling of joy and easiness that comes naturally when the lines flow so smoothly. This helps create an atmosphere of love and beauty.
    • The poet’s persona in the poem is a shepherd, who is completely unrelated to Christopher Marlowe himself. The shepherd is lonely and wants to live with somebody. He never speaks of marriage, but just of the desire to live with his love.
    • FIRST LINE: "Come live with me and be my love"
  7. The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd
    • Sir Walter Raleigh
    • The poem has a rhyme scheme of: AA,BB,CC,DD,EE,FF,GG,HH,II,JJ,KK,LL
    • Iambic pentameter
    • The poem was written in quatrains
    • Poem uses imagery when talking about the fields. flowers, gowns. Imagery is found all though out the poem
    • FIRST LINE "If all the world and love were young"
  8. Sonnet 18
    • William Shakespeare
    • Theme: Death
    • This sonnet follows Shakespeare typical pattern.
    • It has three quatrains and ends with one couplet. This type of sonnet its know as the Petrarchen Sonnet. It usually discusses the love and beauty of a person. Personification is used through out the whole poem
    • There is an imagery of light used in line 5 and is extended through out lines 7 and 8
    • When there is a change in the poem in line 9 the words “fade” and “shade” show that the imagery of light is lost.
    • There are many “puns” or double meanings such as the word “temperate” and “shade”
    • FIRST LINE "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"
  9. Sonnet 29
    • William Shakespeare
    • Theme: Poets Life
    • The speaker in the poem talks about the great sadness that he is experiencing, in which he cries over his “outcast” state.
    • This “outcast” state could be referring to the lack of financial success that Shakespeare was experiencing due to the closing of London theatres in 1592.
    • Sonnet 29 is a Shakespearean, or English sonnet. The Sonnet contains three quatrains and a couplet. The couplet plays a major role, usually arriving in the form of a conclusion.
  10. Sonnet 30
    • William Shakespeare
    • FIRST LINE -(also title)“When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent thought”
    • -The title refers to the poet recalling his memories
    • Writer’s Life and the Relevance to Sonnet:
    • -This poem is a tribute to the poet’s friend, that many believe to be the Earl of Southampton.Sonnet
    • 14 Lines
    • 10 Syllables per line
    • Rhyme Scheme: abab cdcd efef gg
    • Shakespeare uses partial alliteration over several lines
    • Rhyme’s at the end of the lines
  11. Sonnet 73
    • William Shakespeare
    • When people must face death, they realize that love is the most important thing.
    • The speaker hopes that his love will grow stronger as he grows closer to death
    • The speaker is a man who is watching himself get older and closer to death. He is in love with a woman, and he hopes that she her love will grow stronger for him because he will ultimately die, and so will she.
    • FIRST LINE: "That time of year thou mayst in me behold"
  12. Sonnet 116
    • William Shakespeare
    • THEME: Time (love is not times fool)
    • Shakespeare talks about how he will not come in the middle of true love
    • -He says it is permanent and cannot change in different circumstances, even if a lover is unfaithful
    • -It may have hard times, but it will always stay true.
    • -It shows everyone the way just like the north star.
    • -Time doesn’t change how you feel.
    • -Love will last until death.
    • -Shakespeare says if that is not true, he will never write again and will take back any man has ever loved.Line- 14 line Shakespearean sonnet
    • Setting- no specific events that take place. There is no setting.
    • Rhyme and meter- ababcdcdegeggg. 10 syllables per line.
    • Speaker- Shakespeare/poet. The speaker feels the need to show the meaning of true love. He wants to convince people that it exists. There was no specific person he was writing to.
    • Meter- iambic pantameter.
    • Alliteration- Used in line 10. Shows the passing of time.
    • FIRST LINE: "Let me not to the marriage of true minds"
  13. Sonnet 130
    • William Shakespeare
    • THEME: Beauty
    • It is an English Sonnet which consist of 14 lines.
    • The poem is divided into three quatrains and a couplet.
    • It is written in Iambic Pentameter that contains 10 syllables in each lines.
    • The rhyme scheme is ABAB CDCD EFEF GG.
    • The turning point of the poem are in lines 13-14.
    • The speaker describes her unflattering features in a calm way, and does not seem bothered by how she does not live up to the conventional ideas of beauty because he never calls her plain or ugly.
    • The speaker refers to the mistress as “my love” (line 13) which emphasize that she is rare and unusual in her own different form from the standard run of beauty.
    • Proves beauty and love cannot be characterized by the status quo
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