Elizabethan sonnet


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Elizabethan sonnet

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Elizabethan sonnet

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(Poetry) another term for Shakespearean sonnet
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Noun1.Elizabethan sonnet - a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg
sonnet - a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
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Naomi passed tests on sight reading and Elizabethan sonnet and a three-minute speech to win the Open title.
Marotti, '"Love is Not Love': Elizabethan Sonnet Sequences and the Social Order," ELH 49, no.
A fascinating section of this book is the chapter on the history of hive design, often extravagant and outlandish and yet still a motif used in the Elizabethan sonnet, where an old warrior laments the fact that his war helmet now no longer of use to him has become nothing more than a hive for bees.
Marotti, "'Love is not Love': Elizabethan Sonnet Sequences and the Social Order," English Literary History 49 (1982), p.
Thy Lips, with age, as any Wafer thinne, Thy Pearly teeth out of thy head so cleane That when thou feeds't, thy Nose shall touch thy Chinne (8, 1619) While disturbing and funny descriptions of female old age may not be new, they are not a classic motif of Elizabethan sonnet sequence writing; the posture involves authorial display, an invitation to the reader to laugh and admire.

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