A Sonnet, a sonnet cycle and a wreath of sonnets in the Polish and European literature Cover Image

Sonet, cykl sonetowy i wieniec sonetów w poezji polskiej i europejskiej
A Sonnet, a sonnet cycle and a wreath of sonnets in the Polish and European literature

Author(s): Wiktor J. Darasz
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: European poetry; Polish poetry; sonnet; sonnet cycle; wreath of sonnets

Summary/Abstract: This paper is devoted to the history of a sonnet and bigger collections built of sonnets,a sonnet cycle and a wreath of sonnets, i.e. a specific cyclic work of a particular internalstructure based on repeating verses within the whole. Also, a formal diversity of the sonnetform has been presented. The basic variants of the genre include: Italian and French sonnets,as well as an English sonnet in its several forms. Moreover, the rhyme schemes, which arethe indicators of those variations, have been analysed, as well as metric patterns most oftenused in the sonnet. Another issue discussed in the paper is the sound structure in sonnets,i.e. orchestration, especially vocal harmony. Names of poets, who mostly contributed to thecodification of the sonnet as a genre and popularizing this form in international literature,have been mentioned. All the ideas are illustrated with examples from the works written bythe most distinguished Polish and European poets.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 34-50
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish