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The Sonnet in the Renaissance

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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2006
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The sonnet enjoyed its greatest vogue in England in the decade of the 1590s. The pirated publication of Sir Philip ...

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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2005
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(sonetto). The normal form, from its beginnings to the present day, is of fourteen hendecasyllables, divided into ...

Sonett

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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2005
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in origin a Romance form, occurs in German abundantly in the 17th c., virtually disappears in the 18th c., and ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Poem of 14 lines, most often in iambic pentameter and usually employing Petrarchan or Shakespearean rhyme schemes. The Petrarchan consists ...

sonnets

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

are short poems, usually in fourteen decasyllabic lines, rhyming according to different conventions, the main types of which are the ...

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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(from Italian sonetto, a small sound or song). ...

If Clément Marot was the first French poet to publish one,

Sonnet

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
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History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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A poetic form that originated in thirteenth-century Provence and Italy. Petrarch's sonnets, which consisted of fourteen lines of iambic pentameter verse (or alexandrines in France) divided ... More

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