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Conclusion

Ben Brice

in Coleridge and Scepticism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199290253
eISBN:
9780191710483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290253.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The book concludes with a discussion of Coleridge's, Sonnet: To Nature. In this poem, Coleridge artfully blends the two possibilities that either he is writing on to nature — and perhaps defacing it ... More


Conclusion

Tom W. N. Parker

in Proportional Form in the Sonnets of the Sidney Circle: Loving in Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184430
eISBN:
9780191674259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184430.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This conclusion concludes that the frequency in the reiterations of particular sets of numbers within the sonnet sequences of the Sidney circle is an enough conviction that intentional patterning did ... More


Proportional Form in the Sonnets of the Sidney Circle: Loving in Truth

Tom W. N. Parker

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184430
eISBN:
9780191674259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184430.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The structure of Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella is governed by a distinctive and complex set of proportions, found also in the sonnet sequences of Fulke Greville and Robert Sidney written under ... More


Petrarch and the Italian Reformation

Abigail Brundin

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the discreet Reformation content inside the deeply conformist structure of Petrarch's sonnet. It investigates the manifestation of the link between vernacular literature and ... More


Poetry and the Fixed

Clive Scott

in The Poetics of French Verse: Studies in Reading

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159445
eISBN:
9780191673634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159445.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This chapter discusses the different deviations of the French sonnet in regards to the octave, which easily sets French sonnets apart from other poetic forms, such as the Shakespearean sonnet and the ... More


Petrarch, Sidney, Bruno

Gatti Hilary

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter traces the more secular spirit of Giordano Bruno's Petrarchism. It suggests that Bruno's originality can be seen in the fact that he brings his Italian experience of the Petrarchan and ... More


Thomas Watson’s Hekatompathia and European Petrarchism

Stephen Clucas

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Thomas Watson's Hekatompathia, the first Petrarchan sonnet sequence in English. It explains the use of Hekatompathia to investigate the status of imitation in late ... More


The Comedy of Astrophil: Petrarchan Motifs in Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella

John Roe

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the presence of Petrarchan motifs in Sir Philip Sydney's English sonnet Astrophil and Stella. It argues that despite Sidney's reputation as an anti-Petrarchan, much of his ... More


Petrarch and the Scottish Renaissance Sonnet

Ronald D. S. Jack

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the Scottish Petrarchans before and after 1603 or the Union of the Crowns. It explains that Petrarch was initially resisted as a model for the connection between poetry and ... More


Four Poems to Friends

Roger Nichols

in Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0027
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents four poems to friends. The first one is entitled “A Madame Pauline Viardot”. The second one is entitled “A M. Gabriel Fauré”. The third poem is a sonnet written in Algeria, ... More


Unfolding Mallarmé: The Development of a Poetic Art

Roger Pearson

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159179
eISBN:
9780191673535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159179.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This book proposes new meanings in Mallarmé's poetry and seeks to promote the development of his poetic art as a successful search for linguistic and textual mastery. This development is ... More


‘The Portrait of Mr W. H.’

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses Oscar Wilde's The Portrait of Mr. W.H., a fiction about the putatively real biographical basis of William Shakespeare's sonnets. It suggests that this essay is elusive in its ... More


Shakespeare and the Anagram: Shakespeare Lecture

Christopher Ricks

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture attempts to make a good claim on behalf of anagrams as capable of being a true assistance to art. This claim asks what the lecture proffers to be something of an anthology. It recollects ... More


Milton and the Nightingale (1992)

John Kerrigan

in On Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature: Essays

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199248513
eISBN:
9780191697753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248513.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses Milton and his use of the nightingale in one of his sonnets. Previously, Shakespeare introduced a rather curious moment in his Sonnet 102, when a nightingale changed sex. In ... More


Muzot and Valmont 1921–1926

Donald Prater

in A Ringing Glass: The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158912
eISBN:
9780191673405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

Rilke took up residence at the Château de Muzot in 1921. He began to write a sequence of poems, which he called ‘Sonnets to Orpheus’. In three days he completed a cycle of 23, in a free handling of ... More


A Poetic Odyssey: Parisian Beginnings, Departure, and Homecoming

George Hugo Tucker

in The Poet's Odyssey: Joachim Du Bellay and the Antiquitez de Rome

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158653
eISBN:
9780191673337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158653.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Compared to those of other writers, Du Bellay's work was nothing short of intense, as he was able to create a great number of writings which entailed much innovation and variety. Aside from how he ... More


The Scene of the (C)rime: ‘Sonnet allégorique de lui-même’ (1868)

Roger Pearson

in Unfolding Mallarmé: The Development of a Poetic Art

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159179
eISBN:
9780191673535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159179.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

The obvious way to begin reading ‘Sonnet allégorique de lui-m ême’ is in terms of Mallarmé's own commentary. Many critics have thought that the scene which the poet describes in his letter to Cazalis ... More


Philip Sidney and Proportional Form: Astrophil and Stella, Certaine Sonets, and Bruno's De gli eroici furori

Tom W. N. Parker

in Proportional Form in the Sonnets of the Sidney Circle: Loving in Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184430
eISBN:
9780191674259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184430.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The simplicity of materials in poetry may allow readers to sustain the notion that poetry only requires sensitive introspection and eloquence from the creator, however, the creation of sonnets ... More


Henry Constable and Proportional Form: Diana and Spirituall Sonettes

Tom W. N. Parker

in Proportional Form in the Sonnets of the Sidney Circle: Loving in Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184430
eISBN:
9780191674259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184430.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the work of Henry Constable, in particular his Diana and Spiritual Sonnets which exhibit a formal influence from the proportional form and sequence of Astrophil and Stella. ... More


Shakespeare in Theory and Practice

Catherine Belsey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633012
eISBN:
9780748652235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633012.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The chapters in this book put theory to work in order to register Shakespeare's powers of seduction, together with his moment in history. Teasing out the meanings of the narrative poems, as well as ... More


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