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    a division of a poem, similar to a paragraph
    eight-line stanza
    six-line stanza
    turn in the sonnet where the tone changes
    end rhyme
    rhyming words at the end of two or more lines of poetry
    slant rhyme
    rhymes that are similar but not exactly the same
    internal rhyme
    rhyming words within a line of poetry
    the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
    continuation of one line of poetry to the next, with no pause
    the repetition of initial consonant sounds
    the repetition of consonant sounds in the middle or at the end of words
    the repetition of a vowel sound
    a comparison using like or as
    a direct comparison
    giving human qualities, feelings, actions, or characteristics to non-human objects
    two conflicting words linked together
    a contradiction that is actually true
    a figure of speech in which emphasis is achieved by deliberate exaggeration
    eternizing conceit
    a conceit in which the poet declares he will make his beloved live forever by immortalizing her in his poetry
    the arrangement of words in a sentence or on a page
    the poet’s attitude toward the subject
    omitting a syllable to preserve the meter
    using a part to represent the whole
    a play on words
    the poet addresses an inanimate object as if it could reply or someone who is absent
    pastoral poetry
    years of Renaissance period
    Who was the king at the beginning of the period
    Henry VII
    Who was king at the end of the period
    James I
    Who is King Henry VIII
    -Henry VII’s son
    -had 6 wives
    -He was catholic and you can’t be married in the church -more than once
    -He started Protestantism
    -He wanted a male heir so bad that he kept getting married and divorcing them until he had a son
    sonnets 1-126
    -addressed to the “fair youth”
    -romantic and loving language
    sonnets 1-17
    convinces this man to marry and have kids
    sonnets 78-86
    -“rival poet”
    -competition for fame and patronage
    -rival is a mystery
    -supposedly-Christopher Marlowe
    sonnets 127-154
    -addresses the “dark lady”
    -tone is distressing
    -very intense
    Sir Walter Raleigh
    -wrote “The Nymph’s Reply”
    -courted and loved by Queen Elizabeth
    -founder of the Virginia colony and tobacco
    -soldier, explorer, and poet
    -Queen became angry when she discovered he secretly married her close friend
    -he was convicted, jailed, and executed
    Christopher Marlowe
    -wrote “The Passionate Shepherd”
    -master of the blank verse
    -spy for Queen Elizabeth’s secret service
    rebel who drank often
    -stabbed and killed in a tavern at the age of 29
    Sir Philip Sidney
    -first writer of the great sonnet sequence
    -favorite in the court but fell out of favor when he wrote Queen Elizabeth a rude letter
    -in love with Penelope Devereux and engaged but never married
    -Penelope is “Stella” in his poems
    -soldier and wounded in batter which caused his death
    Edmund Spenser
    -nickname “the poet’s poet”
    -working class
    -most of life: worked in Ireland
    -married Elizabeth Boyle
    William Shakespeare
    -born April 23rd and died on April 23rd
    -married and had 3 children
    -wife: Anne Hathaway
    -lived in England (Stratford-upon-Avon)
    -part owner of an acting company called “The Lord Chamberlain’s Men”
    -talented actor
    -37 plays and 154 sonnets
    -violated sonnet rules
    Characteristics of Italian/Petrarchan sonnets
    -made in Italy by Dante
    -written in a 14 line iambic pentameter
    -rhyme scheme of abba abba cde cde
    -eight line section called octave
    -six line section called sestet
    characteristics of english/shakespearean sonnets
    -written in a 14 line iambic pentameter
    -three quatrains
    -a couplet
    -rhyme scheme of abab cdcd efef gg
    -shakespeare is the most famous writer of theses sonnets
    How are they simliar and different
    -iambic pentameter
    -rhyme schemes
    -love interests
    -petrarchan: 8 line, 6 line
    -Shakespearean: couplet

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