Elizabethan sonnet

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Synonyms for Elizabethan sonnet

a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg

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Love is not Love: Elizabethan Sonnet Sequences and the Social Order.
In her book, Wall acknowledges an indebtedness to Marotti's work - a project begun more than a decade ago with an important essay on Elizabethan sonnet sequences that comes to a certain closure in Manuscript, Print and the English Renaissance Lyric.
The Emblematic Conceit in Giordano Bruno's De Gli Eroici Furori and in the Elizabethan Sonnet Sequences.
Subsequent chapters on Wyatt, Surrey, and the re-emergence of the sonnet in the sixteenth century, on Sidney, on the Elizabethan sonnet vogue and Spenser, on Shakespeare, and on Herbert, Drummond, and Milton are written with a similar economy and ambition.
Wendy Wall has recently shown that the circulation of Elizabethan sonnets was "a means of cementing vital social relationships" among male poets; in this exchange, the female mistress/reader, often a mere fiction, was a "median space marking the forging of alliances" between men.
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