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sonnet(Encyclopedia)sonnet, poem of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter, restricted to a definite rhyme scheme. There are two prominent types: the Italian, or Petrarchan, sonnet, composed of an octave and a sestet (rh...
Saint-Gelays, Mellin de(Encyclopedia)Saint-Gelays or Saint-Gelais, Mellin de mlN d sN-zhl´ [key], c.1490–1558, French poet. He lived in Italy for many years, and he helped to introduce the Italian sonnet form as well as th...
poetry(Encyclopedia)poetry. For lyric poetry, see ballad; elegy; hymn; lyric; ode; pastoral; sonnet. For narrative poetry, see chansons de geste; epic; idyl; romance. Dramatic poetry is incidentally treated in the articl...
Saint-Amant, Marc-Antoine de Gérard, Sieur de(Encyclopedia)Saint-Amant, Marc-Antoine de Gérard, Sieur de märk-äNtwän´ d zhrär´, syör d sNtämäN´ [key], 1594–1661, French lyric poet. After establishing himself through public readings in Par...
Constable, Henry(Encyclopedia)Constable, Henry kn´stbl [key], 1562–1613, English poet. After graduating from Cambridge in 1580 he went to Paris, where the atmosphere was more congenial for one of Roman Catholic faith. The...
Mulready, William(Encyclopedia)Mulready, William mlrd´ [key], 1786–1863, Irish genre painter. He began as a drawing master and an illustrator of children's books. After 1809 he devoted himself to genre subjects and gained ...
Immanuel ben Solomon(Encyclopedia)Immanuel ben Solomon, c.1265–c.1330, Hebrew-Italian poet and scholar, b. Rome. He wrote biblical criticism and, in both Hebrew and Italian, satiric verse and lively stories. His work represents a sy...
Reese, Lizette Woodworth(Encyclopedia)Reese, Lizette Woodworth rs [key], 1856–1935, American poet, b. Waverly, Md. She taught school for 45 years, 21 of them at the Western High School in Baltimore. Her poetry, remarkable for its inte...
Leonard, William Ellery(Encyclopedia)Leonard, William Ellery, 1876–1944, American poet, b. Plainfield, N.J., grad. Boston Univ., 1899, Ph.D. Columbia, 1904. For many years he was professor of English at the Univ. of Wisconsin. Of his n...
Surrey, Henry Howard, earl of(Encyclopedia)Surrey, Henry Howard, earl of, 1517?–1547, English poet; son of Thomas Howard, 3d duke of Norfolk. His irascibility and continuous vaunting of his descent from Edward I resulted in his imprisonment ...
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