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March 13, 2007

Italian Sonnet

Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (226-246) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"The rhyme scheme of the sonnet falls primarily into two types: the Italian, or the Petrarchan Sonnet, and the English, Shakespearian sonnet."

These literary terms were pretty much review for me. It did make me think, however, that I have read the Shakespearian sonnet SO much more than the Italian. I understand that it's primarily because Shakespeare is studied so much more in high schools. I think I'm going to do a little more research and find some popular Italian sonnets. I may have read one before and not known it. Does anyone know any famous or popular Italian sonnets?

Posted by CheraPupi at March 13, 2007 11:00 PM


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