A Renouncing Of Love as a Elizabethan Petrarchan Sonnet.

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      In the history of English Poetry sir Thomas Wyatt remains renowned as a Pioneer in the art of Elizabethan Sonnet writing. Following the great poetry tradition of the Italian master Petrarch introduce the great poetic form of Sonnet writing. Thomas Wyatt's A Renouncing Of Love is also a typical Elizabethan petrarchan Sonnet on the basic theme of 'Love' of the elizabethan Petrarchan Sonnet. It's passion, pain, desire, despair, has all been well treated in the sonnet. The poet is connected with the angry renouncing of Love by a frustrated lover. In a fierce fury the lover bides farewell to love. "Therefore farewell go trouble younger hearts".

A Renouncing Of Love is a typical Elizabethan petrarchan Sonnet
Renouncing Of Love

     The Sonnet well bears out Wyatt's appropriate imagery to build up the theme and mood of the Sonnet. The imagery of 'baited hooks' 'rotten bows' etc. are wonderful imageries. The Petrarchan form of the Sonnet also possess a harmony in the technic. Consisting of fourteen syllable line divided into two unequal part of eight and six lines respectively. At the same time there are all together five rhymes in number (a b c d e). Apart from this the singleness of emotion that distinguishes the Petrarchan Sonnet is well discerned in Wyatt's poem. That single emotion here is nothing but frustration and frenzy in this way the Sonnet A Renouncing Of Love very well beards out the typical characteristic of an Elizabethan petrarchan Sonnet.

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