English 9 - Anglo-American Sonnet

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  • SONNETDerived from the Italian word sonetto which means little poemGiacomo Da Lentini invented the SonnetHas fourteen linesUses rhyme schemes

  • SHAKESPEAREAN SONNETFirst published in a 1609 quarto Main topics: time, love, beauty and mortalityHas three quatrains and two coupletsUsually has an epiphanic quality at the end of the sonnetUsually follows this rhyme scheme: abab, cdcd, efef, gg

  • SHAKESPEAREAN SONNETThe sonnets also comments about gender roles, political issues and makes fun of love