University of Atlantia

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Sonnets - Origins and History

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Instructor:
Katarzyna Witkowska


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA83 September 15, 2012
Crs #:
305
Time:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
3/∞
Room:
812
Course Category:
Humanities
Description
Did you know that legal professionals had a hand in the origination of Sonnets? We know that Shakespeare wrote sonnets but where did sonnets originate? What is the difference between the original form and the Shakespearean form? How did it develop and who brought it to England? Did the form migrate to other countries? The class will look at differences in rhyme scheme and the tone of the various forms. By the end of class, participants should have a working knowledge of sonnets. Many participants have written sonnets during the class.
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