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  • The Works Of William Shakespeare And Sir Philip Sidney

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    Orlando furioso, and, later, Torquato Tasso’s Gerusalemme liberata (1581), Spenser could not have written his heroic, or epic, poem The Faerie Queene. The corpus of Spenser can be discussed in the context of the works of William Shakespeare and Sir Philip Sidney. The three share an influence in the same popular Renaissance literary genre, Pastoral, which can be depicted as an idealized vision of a simpler, rural life and a longing for a lost world of innocence. Much happened in the time of the Renaissance

  • An Analysis Of Astrophil And Stella By Sir Philip Sidney

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    How can we record a love so deep it lasts a life time? In Astrophil and Stella, Sir Philip Sidney does just this, creating a chronological sequence of 108 sonnets, depicting the longing and futile adoration of the speaker Astrophil towards his love interest Stella. It has been widely noted that the sonnets may be a reflection of Sidney’s own life, after his infamous love of Penelope Devereux following their meeting in 1575, which is said to have lasted through her marriage to another man, and up

  • The Physicality Of Love In Astrophil And Stella By Sir Philip Sidney

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    the Platonic ladder to love of an absolute, static kind. But this love is fit only for souls … hardly fit for bodies” (396). An example of the importance of physical desire is given in the sequence of 108 sonnets of “Astrophil and Stella” by Sir Philip Sidney. The protagonists of the sonnets are Astrophil, a young boy, and Stella, the girl he loves. Her name refers to a celestial dimension since the word “stella” means “star” in English. Nevertheless,

  • Sir Philip Sidney and an Analysis of Six of his Poems Essay

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    upon his homecoming in 1575, and later became known as one of the ideal gentlemen of the time period, his chivalrous manner and personality that of the perfect courtier. He was a great favorite and became greatly respected in his position. In 1576 Sidney succeeded his father as cupbearer to Queen Elizabeth, which was a purely ceremonial duty, and a year later the Queen gave him a diplomatic mission of traveling to the German Emperor and the Prince of Orange to present Elizabeth’s condolences on the

  • Sir Philip Sidney : The Faerie Queene

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    Sir Philip Sidney was among the few prominent Renaissance poets of England, yet one of the only poets who was of nobility. He was a knight in Queen Elizabeth’s court, and a very adventurous and thrill-seeking knight at that. Sidney desired heroic action and was always looking for some conflict he could take part in, which in turn made Elizabeth especially cautious about him. In addition to being a knight, Sidney was also passionate about writing, literature and learning, and inspired future authors

  • The Defence Of Poesy By Sir Philip Sidney

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    Sir Philip Sidney argued for the positive value of imaginative literature in The Defence of Poesy, in which he claimed that literature should ‘teach and delight’. The influence of Sidney’s claim can be seen in John Skelton’s work ‘The Bowge of Courte’ and Thomas Nashe’s ‘The Choise of Valentines’. Skelton’s ‘The Bowge of Court’, has been described as ‘a fifteenth-century dream vision built on the model of the morality play’ and ‘The Choise of Valentines’ as ‘an Ovidian erotic poem’, which elaborates

  • The Theme Of Hunctuation In Sonnet 31 By Sir Philip Sidney

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    Sonnet 31, written by Sir Philip Sidney, is a sonnet that examines the range of emotions felt by a man that has been rejected by a woman. The poet explores the theme of rejection by using aspects of form, structure and language. These include form, tone, punctuation, enjambment and pathetic fallacy. One of the ways Sidney illustrates the motif of rejection is by form. The rhyme scheme in the octave of the poem follows a pattern of ABBAABBA, which shows that it is a Petrarchan sonnet. However, the

  • Shakespeare And Sidney : A Dialogue Of Limited Desire

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    Shakespeare and Sidney: A Dialogue of Limited Desire In perhaps the most famous and well-known of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets, the speaker opens this poem with a question: “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” (1). It is a typical sonnet in that it has a rhyme scheme, is 14 lines long, and in iambic pentameter. On the surface, this is simply a praise of the beauty of the speaker’s beloved; he is not like the unpleasant heat of the summer, he is agreeable and eternal. This subject shall never fade

  • Mary Sidney Herbert Legacy

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    and Legacy of Mary Sidney Herbert Who is this woman among women, from a point in history where women should be remain silent? From Mary’s youth, teenager to adult-hood, what circumstances in her life, motivated her to develop a strong will and determination against all odds? Join me as I journey into the life of Mary Sidney Herbert. I will explore life experiences which molded her into one the greatest writers and authors of British Literature in the late 1500- 1600s. Mary Sidney Herbert is the daughter

  • Compare and Contrast the Ways Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella and Milton's Comus explore Gender and Sexuality.

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    Introduction In the late sixteenth and the seventeenth century, new ideas and motives in arts, inspired by the past but concerned with new concepts, appeared. Building on a courtly love, some writers and poets attempted to discuss the nature of love by commenting on gender issues and sexuality (MacArthur, 1989). Thus, love conventions, based on a passion or an unrequited love, would change, challenging social norms and discussing male and female sexualities. On the one hand, the authors explore