D – Sonnet Basics
For this week’s discussion, please define an octave and sestet as it relates to the sonnet. Then in a separate paragraph identify the octave and sestet in Petrarch’s poem “Upon the Breeze….”.
Look at a Shakespearean sonnet, also known as an English sonnet, and how that differs from the Petrarchan sonnet. Have a read of these three sonnets by Shakespeare and make a comment as to what you think is the difference between the Shakespeare sonnets here and Petrarch’s. Please be sure to mention all three of these poems, giving examples from each to prove your point. Use MLA style for in-text citations of quoted material.
For each discussion, make (1) original post, read (3) responses, and respond to at least (1) peer. For the best opportunity to receive feedback on your post, try to make your initial post 72 hours prior to the due date. Use MLA Style when quoting material.