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Who was an ambassador for Henry VIII?
Sir Thomas Wyatt
What did Sir Thomas Wyatt do?
He brought the love sonnet to England from Italy.
What were most of Sir Thomas Wyatt's sonnets like?
adaptations of translations of Petrarch's sonnets
Who was executed by Henry VIII at age 30?
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
What was significant about Henry Howard?
he was the first to use blank verse
what is blank verse?
unrhymed iambic pentameter
how did a lot of people write sonnets?
in sonnet sequences
what is a sonnet sequence?
a group of sonnets on a related theme (Shakespeare)
What was special about the petrarchian/Italian sonnet?
adressed to a beautiful, virtuous woman who is completely indifferent to the poet. expressed hopeless love.
what were the P/I sonnets known for?
conceits
what is a conceit?
a metaphot that makes a surprising connection between 2 seemingly dissimilar things (love is a baited hook)
what is the structure of an italian/petrarchian sonnet?
14 lines of iambic pentameter. octave-1st 8 lines. sestet-last 6 lines.
the turn (emotional change)is in the sestet because the octave describes the situation.
What type of sonnet has no turns?
the Spenserian sonnet
what is the structure of a spenserian sonnet?
14 lines, 3 four line quatrains and a couplet.
quatrain expresses related ideas and couplet sums up poem's conclusion or message.
rhyme sceme of SS?
abab bcbc cdcd ee
rhyme sceme of italian sonnet?
abbaabba cdecde or cdcdcd
what type of sonnet has a very simple rhyme scheme?
the english/shakespearean sonnet
what is the structure of the english/shakespearean sonnet?
14 lines, 3 quatrains and a couplet. iambic pent. and the rhyme scheme is abab cdcd efef gg.