An introduction to the Sonnet as a poetic genre, focusing on the contribution of Wyatt, Sidney and Spenser as Elizabethan Sonneteers
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's speaker asks questions of her belovèd, in order to receive assurance of his love as a shelter from her anxiety as she prepares to move from her childhood home.
In “Sonnet 18” from Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese, the speaker dramatizes the simple act of giving a lock of her to her lover.
In this American (Innovative) sonnet, “Herbert Marshall,” the speaker is responding to the report delivered by “Louise Smith,” the speaker of the preceding epitaph.
The Robert Frost poem, "A Soldier," expresses an insightful view regarding the meaning of a soldier's duty; it is a fascinating blending of the English and Italian sonnet.
The speaker finally capitulates to the all consuming love that she has tried to deny herself, allowing herself only a speck of doubt.
A young lady is suffering because her lover is going off to fight in a war.
The speaker in Sonnet 13 muses on the idea of composing a verse about her newly found emotion of love, but she hesitates for she fears touching the grief that still molests her.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's sonnet 6 is a clever seduction sonnet; as the speaker seems to be giving the suitor every reason to leave her, she is also giving him very good reasons to remain.
Will Elizabeth Barrett Browning's speaker finally surrender to the love that she has doubted even as it has grown stronger?