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    Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella

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    Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella The literary fortunes of Sir Philip Sidney illustrate nicely the contrast between the Elizabethan and twentieth century views on imitation and originality in literature. Sidney's sequence of 108 sonnets entitled Astrophil and Stella which appeared at the end of the sixteenth century drew immediate praise from English readers who appreciated his "blend of wit and sensibility, of intellectual brilliance and temperamental ardour" (Lever 53); they liked especially

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    Black is Beautiful in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Sidney's Astrophil and Stella Germinating in anonymous Middle English lyrics, the subversion of the classical poetic representation of feminine beauty as fair-haired and blue-eyed took on new meaning in the age of exploration under sonneteers Sidney and Shakespeare. No longer did the brown hair of "Alison" only serve to distinguish her from the pack; the features of the new "Dark Lady" became more pronounced and sullied, and her eroticized associations

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    Reader Response to Sydney's Sonnets, Astrophil and Stella As we discussed Astrophil and Stella in class, I felt a familiar knot in my stomach. At first I could not pin-point the reasons for my aversion to these sonnets. However, as we discussed it in class, it became clear to me. I could identify with Penelope Devereux Rich. Although Astrophil and Stella could be interpreted as an innocent set of love sonnets to an ideal woman and not a particular woman, they reminded me of the letters I received

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    my own sonnets: Sonnet #81 of Astrophil and Stella. Your views on the subject of kissing are very interesting, and in many ways parallel my own. For instance, you compare kissing to a holy and prayer-like act, where as I compare it to a union of souls. There was one aspect of your sonnet that reminded me very much of my own. Your Juliet is very clever and quick-witted in speaking to the lovesick Romeo in the same way that my Stella is in her response to Astrophil. In your poem, Romeo believes

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    Meyers, a young woman expresses the frustration she experiences when trying to write her loved one. Likewise, the first sequence of Sir Philip Sydney’s sonnet, "Astrophil and Stella," explores one man’s struggle to write from his heart and eliminate the yearning to select the perfect words for a letter written to his love, Stella. Both Astrophil and Meyers are distraught over what to say and how to say it. Since "Hidden Heart" is an imitation of Sydney’s sonnet, several parallels can be drawn between

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    Love, Sonnets and Songs

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    Wroth was undoubtedly following her uncle's lead by trying to emulate Astrophil and Stella.  Astrophil and Stella and Pamphilia to Amphilantus are both about being in love and they both have over one hundred sonnets and songs. After rereading both pieces, I was struck not by their similarities but by their differences.  For example, Stella is assertive and Pamphilia is passive.  Stella is truly bound by her love for Astrophil while Pamphilia cannot break herself free from the love she feels forAmphilantus

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    The Cure to Writer’s Block: A Reader-Response Analysis of Philip Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella On the surface Philip Sidney’s “Astrophil and Stella” is a poem about courting a young woman. It is a common assumption and an easily justified one. The title presumes as much as the “star lover” clings to hopes of attaining the “star”. Astrophil attempts to win the heart of Stella through his poetry. Although he is not short of emotion he is in search of adequate words. The true purpose of the poem reveals

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    Versions and Variants of Sidney’s “Astrophil and Stella” In comparing the 1591 and 1598 versions of Sir Phillip Sidney’s “Astrophil and Stella”, it is said that the 1598 publication proves to be the most authoritative version. The 1598 edition, published along with other works in Sidney’s Arcadia, contains many spelling, grammar, and punctuation corrections; a complete restructuring and organization of the sonnet sequence; as well as the replacement of lines that had been missing or miscopied in

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    Expressionism, Imitative and Performance all interweave among each other in terms of literature. To play is to perform, to bring in our own evaluations are to enrich the developing recreational piece in progress. Key sections of Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella and Edmund Spenser's Amoretti will be assessed in terms of their dramatic qualities in forwarding the sonnet form to a stage appreciation. This essay will be situated around these poets of the sixteenth century, a period in which the

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    A strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen is defined as desire. Desire is an emotion and it is the focus of the poem “Astrophil Laments” which convinces the reader of the power of this emotion. “Astrophil Laments” is a lyrical allegory sonnet consisting of one stanza without a known author or published date. It is written in third person omniscient point of view and focuses on the power of emotions, desire in particular. Through the authors use of sound and

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