A Brief History of the Sonnet Form

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AG: So..there are a couple of things we could do today. We started on… we went through Adonais – the immortality shot – the breath of immortality  is what we dealt with last time, and that led in to the immortal sonnets of William Shakespeare and the sonnet form. You’ve gone through sonnets, a lot of you, in Anne (Waldman)’s class – How many? – Did you cover the history of the sonnet at all?

Student: Briefly

AG: Briefly, oh well. I’ll do it fairly briefly.According to the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry.. and my own recollection, there were Italian … Read More