The development of the English sonnet was one of the notable features of Elizabethan literature. The sonnet, a short 14-line lyric poem in iambic pentameter and first practiced by the Italian Renaissance poet Petrarch, was brought to England by Sir Thomas Wyatt and Surrey. In 1557 they jointly published their anthology of sonnets Tottel’s Miscellany. […]
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