Elizabethan sonnet

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

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This instance of a lesbian motif is rare both in the context of an Elizabethan sonnet sequence, but also in the context of the (generally male) homoerotic representations of classical myth assimilated into the Elizabethan social imagination.
Like Seward, White considered the Elizabethan sonnet structure anomalous: 'Little Elegies, consisting of four stanzas and a couplet, are no more Sonnets than they are epic poems.
White more recently Jane Hediey has discussed Rich's work in the context of the Elizabethan sonnet tradition, earlier criticism (e.
Martin's, 1994); and Arthur Marotti, "Love is Not Love: Elizabethan Sonnet Sequences and the Social Order," ELH 49 (1982): 396-428.
Although Spiller praises Spenser's 'Amoretti' as 'the most coherent and highly developed sonnet sequence', he devotes only a few pages to it in concluding his survey of 'The Elizabethan Sonnet Vogue'.
Astrophel and Stella An Elizabethan sonnet sequence of 108 sonnets, interspersed with 11 songs, by Sidney, Sir Philip , written in 1582 and published posthumously in 1591.
Marotti compares the poem to Donne's "Canonization," noting that it "contains a similar kind of manic hyperbole that suggests the degree to which the speaker's self-consolation is forced and inadequate" ("'Love is Not Love': Elizabethan Sonnet Sequences and the Social Order," ELH 49 |1982~: 411).
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