Written as part of a fund raiser for the new Statue of Liberty, The New Colossus gave new meaning to the Mother of Exiles, a welcoming light for the homeless hudded masses coming to America.
Do you know how to write a Sonnet? If not, then learn the easy way here, with a detailed instruction about all the essential characteristics, rhyming schemes, quatrains, iambic pentameter, along with the example.
Analysis of Sonnet 116 as a contemplation on the nature of love.
Isolation in Othello affects the outcome of the tragedy because it causes characters to hear and believe whatever they are told. The reader can see that Shakespeare believes in using isolation to develop the...
The one person given both the monikers, "father of Humanism" and "father of the Renaissance," by historians is none other than Franceso Petrarca (or Petrarch in English) Petrarch was an Italian...
A Narrator's Human Flaw of Love and His Ultimate Submission to its Power Philip Sidney's 49th sonnet, describing the journey of the narrator upon horseback, is one which follows the form of the Italian sonnet in the...
The speaker of sonnet 10 is beginning to reason that despite her flaws, the transformative power of love can change her negative, dismissive attitude.
What is an American Sonnet? Tuesday Workshop with new example, "A Man Without a Happy Wife He Loves"
Workshop: Evolution of the American Sonnet 1. The American sonnet has recently emerged with a slightly less restricted format than the traditional sonnet form derived from renaissance Italy (14th-century Petrarch) and...
A bit about Shakespeare and his Sonnets, followed by a focus on Sonnet XVIII "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" Includes various online links to related information, entertainment and analyses.
The Sonnet is one of the most popular and well-known poetic forms. Dating as far back as the middle Ages, it has undergone several permutations of structure and use, evolving into the several variations of form...
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