Text of Amoretti: Sonnet 31

By this stage in the sequence the general form of the argument is familiar: we have exulted in many such resounding claims for the life-giving power of the author's verses – the theme emerges first in Sonnets 15-19. Yet there is a difference here. The author is, at this moment, somewhat annoyed with his friend: because of the encouragement given to those rival poets. He finds himself almost arguing: I grant this, I grant that... (79, 82); he conceives himself as a plain-speaking, "true-telling" friend; and in due course he comes out with a pretty sharp rebuke at the end of Sonnet 84. The general form of all the sonnets to the young man is "how very, very much I love you" but here we are quite a long way from the tranced ecstasy that you can see at its very height in, say, Sonnet 31.

[The end]Edmund Spenser's poem: Amoretti: Sonnet 31

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Aperçu du corrigé : Du Bellay - "Les Regrets" - Sonnet 31

Sonnet 31 brings to a pitch the critique of traditional beliefs from sonnets29 and 30. Just as many commentators blithely dismiss the importance ofthe 14 increase sonnets to the logic of the set, they seek to obviate thecritique of traditional beliefs in the three sonnets. But since the increasesonnets are logically placed to introduce the set, it follows that Shakespearewould have articulated the truth and beauty dynamic of sonnets 20 to 126based on the preconditions they establish.

Du Bellay - "Les Regrets" - Sonnet 31

The other night I was re-reading the recently discovered poem , written by the earl in February or March 1601, while he was in the Tower as a condemned man awaiting execution; and unexpectedly several lines of the poem seemed to leap out, reminding me of a passage in Sonnet 31 of the Shakespeare sequence of 1609. A comparison reveals that Southampton, in his “verse-letter” to her Majesty pleading for mercy, expresses virtually the same idea in the same language, as if he had Sonnet 31 with him in his prison room and was being influenced by it.

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