Shakespeare Sonnet Essay

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|Name: Destiny |Date: 9/3/15 | Graded Assignment Unit Test Answer the questions below in complete sentences. You may consult your Journeys anthology while writing your responses. (15 points) |Score | | | 1. Why might Sonnet 18 by Francesco Petrarcha be interpreted as a poem about defeat as much as a poem about love? Use specific examples from the text in your response. Answer: Because the speaker is mad because he cannot write about his lady’s beauty. The cause was that her beauty was just too great of a challenge for him to do any justice. This is an allegory as well. The last line makes its pen, hand, and intellect are check which is restrained and conquered which is defeated on the first try at something. (20 points) |Score | | | 2. Read Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare now. It is located on page 73 of your Journeys anthology. What elements of this sonnet are unusual? Where is the volta, or turn, in the poem? How does the poem change at the volta? What is the central theme of the work? Answer: Instead of him describing how perfect his love is or comparing her to other beautiful things, he says that nothing special about her. At the last 2 lines of the poem, the volta changes the poem by stating even though his love is average in beauty, his love for her is so special. So instead of praising her throughout the poem, he contrasts her normal characteristics with his special love for her. (20 points) |Score | | | 3. Read Sonnet 13 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning now. It is located on page 76 of your Journeys anthology. What does this poem say the beloved wants the speaker to do? How does
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