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sonnet cycle

noun

sonnet sequence

noun
1.
a group of sonnets composed by one poet and having a unifying theme or subject.
Also called sonnet cycle.
Origin of sonnet sequence
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • In a sonnet-cycle Sidney recorded his love and sorrow, and Spenser took up the strain with his story of love and joy.

    Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles Thomas Lodge and Giles Fletcher
  • Idea's Mirrour, Amours in Quatorzains, formed the title under which the sonnet-cycle appeared in 1594.

    Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles Michael Drayton, Bartholomew Griffin, and William Smith
  • One of the first to take up the new fashion of the sonnet-cycle, was Thomas Lodge, whose "Phillis" was published in 1595.

    Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles Thomas Lodge and Giles Fletcher
  • Lodge was one of the earliest to follow the example of Sidney in linking a sequence of sonnets together into a sonnet-cycle.

    Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles Thomas Lodge and Giles Fletcher

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