Elizabethan sonnet


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Elizabethan sonnet

Elizabethan sonnet

n
(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.
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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