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Burt, Stephen, 1971-
The art of the sonnet / Stephen Burt, David Mikics
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Browsing/1st Flr  PR1195.S5 B87 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Sonnets, English
Sonnets, English -- History and criticism
Sonnets, Italian -- History and criticism
English poetry -- History and criticism
English poetry -- Italian influences
Italian poetry -- Italy -- Sicily -- History and criticism
Physical Description xi, 451 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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 espous├Ęd 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)
Review "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, and the expression of passionate feelings and thoughts." "The Art of the Sonnet collects one hundred exemplary sonnets of the English language (and a few sonnets in translation), representing highlights in the history of the sonnet, accompanied by short commentaries on each of the poems. The commentaries by Stephen Burt and David Mikics offer new perspectives and insights, and, taken together, demonstrate the enduring as well as changing nature of the sonnet. The authors serve as guides to some of the most-celebrated sonnets in English as well as less-well-known gems by nineteenth- and twentieth-century poets. Also included is a general introductory essay, in which the authors examine the sonnet form and its long and fascinating history, from its origin in medieval Sicily to its English appropriation in the sixteenth century to sonnet writing today in the United States, the United Kingdom, and other English-speaking parts of the world."--Jacket
Alternate Author Mikics, David, 1961-

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