IT has been the aim of the publisher, in the present edition of the Works of Shakespeare, to produce, in an elegant, compact, and readable form, the complete works of the immortal bard. It has also been the intention, by close condensation, to convey a greater amount of information directly illustrative of the text, than has ever been presented in a similar form. The notes, illustrative of obsolete words, expressions, and customs, have been derived from Mr.
Certain scholars have attempted to relate the twelve sonnets from the edition to a sequence influenced by the Anglican Doctrine of Contrition, pertaining to strict disciplines of the Anglican Church which one must follow in order to attain salvation. According to particular themes, a sequence of this nature is evident; however, it is not too poetically satisfying to relate Donne's sonnets to this rigorous and methodical plan of redemption.
Others argue that there is no coherent sequence in the 'HolY Sonnets, explaining that each sonnet forms a poem in itself separate from the rest. This present study attempts to relate Donne's'Holy Sonnets to the tradition of the Elizabethan sonnet sequence following the pattern of a male narrator's addressing a female in the form of the dramatic monologue.
Although the female does not audibly reply to the narrator, there is a dramatic tension and action between the two characters that causes one sonnet to continue logically to the next, thus forming a sonnet-cycle.
In the first chapter the author is concerned with the background of the Elizabethan sonnet sequence. In the second chapter, the author considers Shakespeare's sonnet sequence and states several theories related to the complex characters 5 iv and actions in his sonnets.
Donne's handling of three love poems, tithe Flea, tl tithe Canonization, ti and tlthe Anniversary, 't makeup the third chapter, in which the author reveals that an action between two characters, the male and the female, is taking place. Donne, through the medium of the male narrator, discusses the complex interactions that occur between his lover and himself and expresses the emotions caused by these interactions.
Although Donne disliked the Elizabethan style of poetic expression, he seems to adapt it to his own use by means of the dramatic monologue. The fourth chapter concerns the Holy Sonnets. It attempts to reveal Donne as the poet addressing his sonnets to his lover,god.
Walton for sparking her interest in this study and also for his patient help in composing the paper.
Special thanks also go to Dr. Morgan who was the second reader of this thesis and who devoted much of her time to improving the composition. Finally, the author would express thanks to her husband and her parents for their constant encouragement. The Elizabethan sonnetcycles partook of two forms: The aim of the proponents of the Neo- Platonic sonnet-cycle was to demonstrate reason's conquering passion.
Because of an idealistic strain found in these cycles. A male narrates the poem under the name of Astrophel. Stella was the beautiful girl whom he loves passionately. Actually, she is Penelope Devereux, the daughter of Walter Devereux, First Earl of Essex, who was betrothed to Sidney at the age of fourteen, but was married to Lord Rich at the age of nineteen.
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However, a poet often takes material circumstances and changes them into spiritual elements. Some of the incidents in Sidney's sonnet-cycle are undoubtedly actual occurrences, but whether great or small, they serve as a spark to kindle the poet's imagination.
Rather, he is telling: Sidney's sequence also shows a continuous narrative development. It is an autobiographical account of the late realization of love.
Penelope's marriage to Lord Rich, Sidney realized that his youthful lover no longer existed. After Consequently, he wrote the aforenamed additional sonnets, displaying an intense jealousy of Lord Rich. In these, he plays upon the word,!! Stroup, "Speaking Picture Realized: Astrophel seems gently to be teasing her.
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This essay offers a reading of Shakespeare's Sonnet #, the so-called "Lust Sonnet," as an exploration of the causes of these vexious problems. On the surface, the sonnet presents the paradox that difficulties with sexual intimacy are .
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Sonnet The expense of spirit in a waste of shame Is lust in action; and till action, lust Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame, Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust. Description of Different Feelings in Sonnets Lust in Sonnet CXXIX () Essay Words | 9 Pages.
Lust in Sonnet CXXIX () A Savage Action Full of Blame - The essences of pure lust and its’ dark side. That is, in a word, what Shakespeare in his Sonnet CXXIX1 describes. His language is full of anger, frustration and self-blaming.