The art of the sonnet

by Burt, Stephen, 1971-

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Summary
This text collects 100 sonnets of the English language (and a few sonnets in translation), representing highlights in the history of the sonnet, accompanied by short commentaries on each of the poems.
Contents
How to use these sonnets
"Whoso list to hunt" / Thomas Wyatt (1557)
"Norfolk sprang thee" / Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1557)
"That self same tongue" / George Gascoigne (1573)
Astrophel and Stella 45 / Sir Philip Sidney (written 1582)
Ruines of Rome 3 / Edmund Spencer, original Joachim Du Bellay (1591)
Delia / Samuel Daniel (1592)
Amoretti 78 / Edmund Spencer (1595)
Caelica 7 / Fulke Greville, Lord Broke (probably written 1590s)
Sonnet 2 / William Shakespeare (1609)
Sonnet 68 / William Shakespeare (1609)
Sonnett 116 (1609) / William Shakespeare
Phamphilia to Amphilanthus 46 / Lady Mary Wroth (1621)
"At the round earth's imagined corners" / John Donne (probably written 1615-1633)
"Oh, to vex me, contraries meet in one" / John Donne (probably written 1615-1633)
"Redemption" / George Herbert (1633)
"Prayer (I)" / George Herbert (1633)
"On the late massacre in Piedmont" / John Milton (1673)
Methought I saw my late espouseĢ€d saint" / John Milton (1673)
Sappho and Phaon 24 / Mary Robinson (1796)
"Huge vapour brood above the clifted shore / Charlotte Smith (1798)
"London, 1802 / William Wordsworth (1802)
"Surprise by Joy" / William Wordsworth (1815)
"On seeing the Elgin marbles" / John Keats (1817)
"Four seasons fill the measure of the year" / John Keats (1818)
"Ozymandias" / Percy Bysshe Shelley (1818)
"England in 1819" / Percy Bysshe Shelley (written 1819-1820)
"Work without hope" / Samuel Taylor Coleridge (written) 1825
"Swordy well" / John Clare (probably written 1820s) "Mysterious night" / Joseph Blanco White (written 1827)
"To-morrow" / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, original by Lope De Vega (1833)
"The fish, the man, and the spirit" / Leigh Hunt (1836)
"The Columbine" / Jones Very (1839)
"Written in Emerson's essays" / Matthew Arnold (written 1844)
Sonnets from the Portugese 28 / Elizabeth Barrett Browing (1850)
Sonnets, third series 6 / Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (written before 1873)
"Retreat" / Charles Baudelaire (translated by Rachel Hadas)
Modern love 50 / George Meredith (1862)
"A dream" Charles / Tennyson Turner (1864)
"I know not why, but all this weary day / Henry Timrod (1867)
"Renouncement" / Alice Meynell (written 1869)
Brother and Sister 7 and 8 / George Eliot (written before 1870)
"For a Venetian pastoral" / Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1870)
"A superscription" / Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1870)
"The cross of snow" / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (written 1879)
Later life 17 / Christina Rossetti (1881)
"The new Colossus" / Emma Lazarus (1883)
"As kingfishers catch fire" / Gerard Manley Hopkins (written 1883)
"Thou art indeed just" / Gerard Manley Hopkins (written 1889)
"Mt. Lykaion" / Trumbull Stickney (1905)
"Nests in Elms" / Michael Field (1908)
"Archaic Torso of Apollo" / Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Edward Snow) (1908)
"A church romance" / Thomas Hardy (1909)
"Mowing" / Robert Frost
"Bluebeard" / Edna St. Vincent Millay (1917)
"Firelight" / Edwin Arlington Robinson (1921)
"America" / Claude McKay (1921)
"Self-portrait" / Elinor Wylie (1922)
"On Somme"
"Nomad exquisite" / Wallace Stevens (1923)
"Leda and the swan" / William Butler Yeats (1924)
"To Emily Dickinson" / Hart Crane (written 1926)
"At the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem" / Countee Cullen (1927)
"The castle of thorns" / Yvor Winters (1930)
"No swan so fine" / Marianne Moore (1932)
"Single Sonnet" / Louise Bogan (1937)
In time of war 27 / W. H. Auden (1938)
"Never again would birds' song be the same" / Robert Frost (1948)
"Epic" / Patrick Kavanagh (1951)
"The illiterate" / William Meredith (1958)
"Marsyas" / James Merrill (1959)
The sonnets 44 / Ted Berrigan (1964)
"To a winter squirrel" / Gwendolyn Brooks (1965)
"Paradise saved" / A.D. Hope (1967)
Autumn Testament 27 / James K. Baxter (1971)
"Staring at the sea on the day of the death of another" / May Swenson (1972)
"Searching" / Robert Lowell (1968; revised 1973)
"The morning moon" / Derek Walcott (1976)
"National trust" / Tony Harrison (1978)
"Sonnet" / Elizabeth Bishop (1979)
An apology for the revival of Christian architecture in England 7 / Geoffrey Hill (1979)
Glanmore Sonnets I / Seamus Heaney (1979; revised 1998)
"The cormorant in its element" / Amy Clampitt (1983)
"Man walking to work" / Denis Johnson (1987)
"Jacob" / Edgar Bowers (1990)
"Strangler Fig" / Les Murray (1992)
Mythologies 3 / A. K. Ramanujan (written before 1993)
"Into the black" / John Hollander (1993)
"Necrophiliac" / Rosanna Warren (1993)
"Party dress for a first born" / Rita Dove (1995)
"In winter" / Michele Leggott (1999)
Voiced stops I / Forrest Gander (2001)
Radical Symmetry 3 / Tony Lopez (2003)
Flirrup" / Mary Dalton
"Homework. Write a sonnet. About Love?" / Alison Brackenbury (2004)
"Physicim" / Lucie Brock-Broido (2004)
"Zion" / Donald Revell (2005)
"Starlings, Broad Street, Trenton, 2003" / Paul Muldoon (2006)
"Pslam at High tide" / Martha Serpas (2007)
"Rest stop near the Italian border" / Rafael Campo (2007)
"corydon & alexis, redux" / D. A. Powell (2009).

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The sonnet may well be the poetic form that most often comes to mind when anyone thinks of poetry. Fourteen lines long, in open and closed structures, sonnets have been prominent over the past 400 years of poetic history. In this unusual book-half anthology, half collection of essays-Burt and Mikics, both prolific critics of poetry (Burt is also a poet himself) choose 100 sonnets and for each offer a thoughtful, scholarly, though highly accessible commentary. The oldest poem is Thomas Wyatt's "Whoso List to Hunt" (1557), and the newest is by the contemporary poet D.A. Powell, first published last year. In between, there's everything from Shakespeare and Wordsworth to Robert Lowell and Lucie Brock-Broido. Of "Redemption," George Herbert's sonnet about the Resurrection of Christ, Mikics writes, "Herbert's Savior... shocks us into attention." Of one of Ted Berrigan's sonnets, Burt says, "The disorientation, the wildness, is part of the point: no more organized poem would do." While this anthology would make a wonderful textbook for a prosody class, its best audience may be anyone who wants to delve deeply into the heart of poetry. Learned as well as passionate, this book is a delight. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Sonnets, English.
Sonnets, English -- History and criticism.
Sonnets, Italian -- History and criticism.
Publisher Cambridge, Mass. :Belknap Press of Harvard University Press,2010.
Contributors Mikics, David, 1961-
Language English
Description xi, 451 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780674048140 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0674048148 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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