Studies in Poetry: From the Sonneteers to the Metaphysicals

Text from Petrarch Sonnet VII.

Sonnet VII by Francesco Petrarch (1304 - 1374). (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)


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This course introduces students to some of the most important practitioners of poetry in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England, locating them in their historical and social contexts. We will be emphasizing love poetry or amatory verse, by combining close reading of selected poems with an investigation of the contexts of English verse.

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Shankar Raman. 21L.704 Studies in Poetry: From the Sonneteers to the Metaphysicals. Spring 2006. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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