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Author Kambasković-Sawers, Danijela.

Title Constructing Sonnet Sequences in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance : a Study of Six Poets
Published Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (421 pages)
Contents CONSTRUCTING SONNET SEQUENCES IN THE LATE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE: A Study of Six Poets; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Abstract; Introduction; Chapter One -- 'A good length with my short thread': Petrarch's Il Canzoniere and Splintered Identification; Chapter Two -- 'Fore-judging the after-following race': Sidney's Astrophil at Play With Ambiguity; Chapter Three -- 'Her stubborne hart to bend': Spenser's Amoretti and the Poetics of Ethical Challenge
Chapter Four -- 'I see your craft, now I perceaue your drift': Drayton's Idea, Daniel's Delia and the Architectonics of EntertainmentChapter Five -- 'Three themes in one, which wondrous scope affords': Shakespeare's Sonnets and the Ascendancy of the Story; Conclusion; Select Bibliographies; General Bibliography; Bibliography -- Chapter One; Bibliography -- Chapter Two; Bibliography -- Chapter Three; Bibliography -- Chapter Four; Bibliography -- Chapter Five; Index
Summary This work establishes the presence of ambiguous, polyvalent characterisation of the first-person voice in the Petrarchan poem sequence. It argues that such characterisation triggers a reader-response mechanism characterised by ambivalence and interest which could be called splintered identification. This means of identifying helps promote reader-involvement and foster the perception of the sequence as an integral work, concerns which betray the presence of novelistic thinking. This book contains two color photographs
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Subject Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374 -- Influence.
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374. Rime.
English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Sonnets, English -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773430334 (electronic bk.)
9780773430334 (electronic bk.)