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    Sir Philip Sidney

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    Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) Biographical - Philip Sidney was born on November 30, 1554, in Penhurst, Kent. Philip came from a long line of notable Sidneys. His grandfather was Sir William Sidney a courtier to King Henry VIII and tutor (later steward) to King Henrys son Edward. Philips father Sir Henry Sidney was close friends with Edward. He was the lord deputy (governor) of Ireland on three separate occasions. He married Lady Mary Dudley who was the grand-daughter to Henry VIII. Philips

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    maintain a uniform weight of importance. Each story has a meaning. Sir Philip Sidney not only had a story of his own, but told many other stories, passing them on through his sonnets, songs, psalms, and other works. Sir Philip Sidney may not be one of the most renowned poets in history, however the stories that he told have impacted not only himself, but everyone around him, and people for generations to come. Sir Philip Sidney was born in 1554, and yet we continue to enjoy his work today, in 2010

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    of what they want to say. In other words, the poet is using the structure of the poem as part of the language act: we will find the "meaning" not only in the words, but partly in their pattern as well. Both Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder and Sir Philip Sidney were English poets of the renaissance. They were both courtier poets who wrote many sonnets about love and the unsettled course of relationships. In Wyatt’s “Farewell, Love” and Sidney’s “Leave Me, O Love,” one can see many similarities and some

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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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    time in contemplation of and service to God, putting their own desires aside, knowing that they could lead them down a path unwanted. Sir Philip Sidney, famous for his direct and forceful simplicity, is able to put so much emotional depth and truth in all of his poetry (Spencer). In “Thou Blind Man’s Mark,” he gives a twist to the understandings of desire. Sidney does this by showing the dark side of desire and the effect on people’s lives. The speaker’s disgust and bitterness of desire led him to

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    Both Sidney's and Milton's heroines are no longer passive feminine receivers of affections. They determine what happens to them by using reason rather than emotions. Hence, Sidney and Milton exemplify progressive views of their periods, attempting to see gender and sexuality in a new light. Sexuality and desire Philip Sidney: Astrophil and Stella (c. 1591) Sidney's Astrophil and Stella, a compilation of 108 sonnets and 11 songs, describes a desire of a poet for his muse, inspired by Petrarch. It

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    Apology for Poetry

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    written by Sir Phillip Sidney represents the decisive rebuttal defending poetry. His strong emotive passages defend the uncongenial comments of poetry from Gosson. Although, his justification for the rebuttal is alluded to Gosson’s durable attacks on poetry; it is known Gosson’s remarks prompt Sidney’s attitude to defend not only against Gosson but as well as Plato. Stephen Gosson’s Puritan credentials, disregards him as the primary source for submitting the essay. Sidney addresses the poetic contributions

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    Sir Philip Sidney’s “Sonnet 31” paints the portrait of a lover scorned. Sidney examines the subject of unrequited love through the sonnet’s male persona, Astrophel. Rather than using a precise enumeration of the sequence of events that led to Astrophel’s painful rejection, Sidney instead leaves the reader to infer the condition of the speaker based on a scene in which Astrophel projects his sorrows onto the moon. Unable to accept the cruelties the “beauties” of his world perpetrate against those

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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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    In “Astrophil and Stella” sonnet one by Sir Philip Sydney is about the speaker’s love towards Stella. While “Jordan (1)” by George Herbert is about the speaker’s love towards the divine (God). Both of these sonnets are similar as both poems are wanting to convey their love through formal features. However, I will be arguing in this essay that the formal features are not expressing the speaker 's love but is questioning their love. Furthermore, love is challenged through the formal features of imagery

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