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Sonnet 89
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1645  Friday, 3 September 2004

From:           Robin Hamilton <
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Date:           Thursday, 2 Sep 2004 19:27:20 +0100
Subject: 15.1635 Sonnet 89
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1635 Sonnet 89

Bill Arnold <
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 >As I recall, from memory, Shakespeare
 >*created* a new form, with three stanzas, and two couplets, rhyme
 >schemes specific.

No, it was Surrey, well before Bill the Bard.

Wyatt always used the Petrarchan form.

The four-quatrains-and-a-couplet business suits a rhyme-poor language
like English better than Italian ...

RH.

a
b
a
b

(times four {!} [sic!])

g
g

.. as against abba abba cde cde

Jus' a thot ...

R2.

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