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  • Renaissance Poetry

  • The Renaissance 1485- 1660French word meaning rebirthRenewed interest in classical learning, the writings of ancient Greece and Rome

  • Italian Renaissance14th century 16th centuryBoccaccio, Petrarch, da Vinci, Michelangelo, etc.Vaticans Sistine Chapel done by MichaelangeloThe people are perfectly proportioned, implying people were capable of perfection. Very optimistic view of humanity.

  • English RenaissanceIn contrast to Italian Renaissance, English renaissance was more restrained and pious.Regarded classical learning as a means for better understanding the Bible and leading a moral life. Who does this remind you of?Humanism: used classical Latin and Greek writings to contemplate humanity and morality. Ex. John Milton

  • Renaissance PoetryEnglish Renaissance Poetry was characterized byNew poetry that strongly borrowed from old themes or formsAristocratic in tone and unconcerned with working people. why?

  • Sir Thomas Wyatt The Elder (1503-1542) & Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517-1547)worked for Henry VIII as courtiersAs Henry VIIIs ambassador, Wyatt traveled abroadBrought love sonnet to England from Italy.Surrey first used unrhymed iambic pentameter in a translation of parts of Virgils AeneidNeither of them published their poems, since they were expected to compose songs and verses to entertain the King and not poetry10 years after Surreys death (Wyatt died first), Richard Tottel published Songs and Sonnets - 96 of Wyatts poems and 40 of SurreysTottel changed some of the words around, however, so it is now popularly known as Tottels Miscellany

  • PetrarchFrancis Petrarch What is a petrarchan conceit?How many lines do they have?How many syllables? What meter?What is an octave and a sestet? What is the difference in terms of content?What is the turn?

  • Surreys Love that doth reign (p. 344)Translation of a Petrarch sonnet. In that one, the situation is that the poet loves a lady, but will not permit him to declare his love.This is an English sonnet.Whats the stanza structure and rhyme scheme?

  • Surreys Love that doth reign (p. 344)What happens in each quatrain?Where is the turn? What is the turn?What is the conceit? What specific parts of the poem show this?

  • WyattWhose list to hunt p. 340They flee from me p. 341

  • Whose List to HuntIts rumored that Wyatt wrote this about his love for Anne Boleyn. Who was she?What does he say about his affection for her?What does noli me tangere mean? What is the historical reference?

  • Whose List to HuntWhat is the rhyme scheme?According to the speaker, why is he ending his hunt of the hind?What advice does he give to potential hunters of this hund?What does he say is written about the hinds neck?

    Couldnt make money publishing so were comissioned by rich people. Extended metaphor: Love is a baited hook. 14 lines. Iambic pentameter = 10 syllables with alternating emphasis. The turn is before the sestet. There is emotional, logical turns, etc. Different rhyme schemes. Watch for them!

    The lovers face blushes . She urges him to be more moderate and to conceal his hope and desire. Love retreats to the lovers heart and hides there. Couplet says dying for love is sweetThe beginning of the sestet is the turn.

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