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The art of the sonnet

Author: Stephen Burt; David Mikics
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Belknap Press of Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"Few poetic forms have found more uses than the sonnet in English, and none is now more recognizable. It is one of the longest-lived of verse forms, and one of the briefest. A mere fourteen lines, fashioned by intricate rhymes, it is, as Dante Gabriel Rossetti called it, "a moment's monument." From the Renaissance to the present, the sonnet has given poets a superb vehicle for private contemplation, introspection,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Burt; David Mikics
ISBN: 9780674061804 0674061802
OCLC Number: 751740545
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Description: xi, 451 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: How to use these sonnets --
"Whoso list to hunt" / Thomas Wyatt (1557) --
"Norfolk sprang thee" / Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1557) --
"That self same tongue" / George Gascoigne (1573) --
Astrophel and Stella 45 / Sir Philip Sidney (written 1582) --
Ruines of Rome 3 / Edmund Spencer, original Joachim Du Bellay (1591) --
Delia 38 / Samuel Daniel (1592) --
Amoretti 78 / Edmund Spencer (1595) --
Caelica 7 / Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke (probably written 1590s) --
Sonnet 2 / William Shakespeare (1609) --
Sonnet 68 / William Shakespeare (1609) --
Sonnet 116 / William Shakespeare (1609) --
Phamphilia to Amphilanthus 46 / Lady Mary Wroth (1621) --
"At the round earth's imagined corners" / John Donne (probably written 1615-1633) --
"Oh, to vex me, contraries meet in one" / John Donne (probably written 1615-1633) --
"Redemption" / George Herbert (1633) --
"Prayer (I)" / George Herbert (1633) --
"On the late massacre in Piedmont" / John Milton (1673) --
"Methought I saw my late espousèd saint" / John Milton (1673) --
Sappho and Phaon 24 / Mary Robinson (1796) --
"Huge vapours brood above the clifted shore" / Charlotte Smith (1798) --
"London, 1802 / William Wordsworth (1802) --
"Surprised by joy" / William Wordsworth (1815) --
"On seeing the Elgin marbles" / John Keats (1817) --
"Four seasons fill the measure of the year" / John Keats (1818) --
"Ozymandias" / Percy Bysshe Shelley (1818) --
"England in 1819" / Percy Bysshe Shelley (written 1819-1820) --
"Work without hope" / Samuel Taylor Coleridge (written 1825) --
"Swordy well" / John Clare (probably written 1820s) "Mysterious night" / Joseph Blanco White (written 1827) --
"To-morrow" / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, original by Lope De Vega (1833) --
"The fish, the man, and the spirit" / Leigh Hunt (1836) --
"The columbine" / Jones Very (1839) --
"Written in Emerson's essays" / Matthew Arnold (written 1844) --
Sonnets from the Portuguese 28 / Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1850) --
Sonnets, third series 6 / Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (written before 1873) --
"Retreat" / Charles Baudelaire (translated by Rachel Hadas) (1861) --
Modern love 50 / George Meredith (1862) --
"A dream" / Charles Tennyson Turner (1864) --
"I know not why, but all this weary day / Henry Timrod (1867) --
"Renouncement" / Alice Meynell (written 1869) --
Brother and Sister 7 and 8 / George Eliot (written before 1870) --
"For a Venetian pastoral" / Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1870) --
"A superscription" / Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1870). "The cross of snow" / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (written 1879) --
Later life 17 / Christina Rossetti (1881) --
"The new Colossus" / Emma Lazarus (1883) --
"As kingfishers catch fire" / Gerard Manley Hopkins (written 1883) --
"Thou art indeed just" / Gerard Manley Hopkins (written 1889) --
"Mt. Lykaion" / Trumbull Stickney (1905) --
"Nests in elms" / Michael Field (1908) --
"Archaic torso of Apollo" / Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Edward Snow) (1908) --
"A church romance" / Thomas Hardy (1909) --
"Mowing" / Robert Frost (1913) --
"Bluebeard" / Edna St. Vincent Millay (1917) --
"Firelight" / Edwin Arlington Robinson (1921) --
"America" / Claude McKay (1921) --
"Self-portrait" / Elinor Wylie (1922) --
"On Somme" / Ivor Gurney (written 1922) --
"Nomad exquisite" / Wallace Stevens (1923) --
"Leda and the swan" / William Butler Yeats (1924) --
"To Emily Dickinson" / Hart Crane (written 1926) --
"At the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem" / Countee Cullen (1927) --
"The castle of thorns" / Yvor Winters (1930) --
"No swan so fine" / Marianne Moore (1932) --
"Single sonnet" / Louise Bogan (1937) --
In time of war 27 / W.H. Auden (1938) --
"Never again would birds' song be the same" / Robert Frost (1948) --
"Epic" / Patrick Kavanagh (1951) --
"The illiterate" / William Meredith (1958) --
"Marsyas" / James Merrill (1959) --
The sonnets 44 / Ted Berrigan (1964) --
"To a winter squirrel" / Gwendolyn Brooks (1965) --
"Paradise saved" / A.D. Hope (1967) --
Autumn testament 27 / James K. Baxter (1971) --
"Staring at the sea on the day of the death of another" / May Swenson (1972) --
"Searching" / Robert Lowell (1968; revised 1973) --
"The morning moon" / Derek Walcott (1976) --
"National trust" / Tony Harrison (1978) --
"Sonnet" / Elizabeth Bishop (1979) --
An apology for the revival of Christian architecture in England 7 / Geoffrey Hill (1979) --
Glanmore sonnets I / Seamus Heaney (1979; revised 1998) --
"The cormorant in its element" / Amy Clampitt (1983) --
"Man walking to work" / Denis Johnson (1987) --
"Jacob" / Edgar Bowers (1990) --"Strangler fig" / Les Murray (1992) --
Mythologies 3 / A.K. Ramanujan (written before 1993) --
"Into the black" / John Hollander (1993) --
"Necrophiliac" / Rosanna Warren (1993) --
"Party dress for a first born" / Rita Dove (1995) --
"in winter" / Michele Leggott (1999) --
Voiced stops I / Forrest Gander (2001) --
Radical symmetry 3 / Tony Lopez (2003) --
"Flirrup" / Mary Dalton (2003) --
"Homework. Write a sonnet. About love?" / Alison Brackenbury (2004) --
"Physicism" / Lucie Brock-Broido (2004) --
"Zion" / Donald Revell (2005) --
"Starlings, Broad Street, Trenton, 2003" / Paul Muldoon (2006) --
"Psalm at high tide" / Martha Serpas (2007) --
"Rest stop near the Italian border" / Rafael Campo (2007) --
"corydon & alexis, redux" / D.A. Powell (2009).
Responsibility: Stephen Burt and David Mikics.

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Few poetic forms have found more uses than the sonnet in English, and none is now more recognizable. This title collects one hundred exemplary sonnets of the English language (and a few sonnets in  Read more...

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