CONTENTS
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SONNETS1
SINGLE SONNETS3
SICILIAN SONNET Original Sicilian pattern of rhyme5
ECLIPSE6
ALGERNON'S PHILOSOPHY Sestet rhymed in a pattern of Dante7
THE BEE Anacreontic sonnet8
IN JANUARY Sonnet with tail9
THE NUN Traditional French pattern of rhyme, older form10
FLOOD TIDE OF THE YEAR Unusual Petrarchan octet, sestet of Kórner11
THE TIGER BUTTERFLY Form of sonnet used only by Wyatt and Surrey12
BENEDICT ARNOLD Sonnet in eighteenth century couplets13
THE WITCH HAZEL Sonnet without rhyme14
THE RECIPE Sonnet with ritornello, reversed; including reversal of usual meter15
THE LILY Equivocal rhyme16
THE MYSTERY OF LIFE Identical rhyme17
SONNETS FROM THE CHINESE19
PREFACE21
TO THE MONK SESSHU TOYO22
TO THE OLD MAN OF THE: SNOW BOAT Spenserian sonnet24
SPRINGTIME FROM THE GOLDEN PALACE26
SONNETS FOR CHRISTMAS TIME27
GALILEE29
DECEMBER NIGHT30

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  • Title Page i
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • SONNETS 1
  • Single Sonnets 3
  • Sonnets from the Chinese 19
  • Sonnets for Christmas Time 27
  • SESTINAS 39
  • Single Sestinas 41
  • Double Sestinas 77
  • HISTORY OF THE SONNET 91
  • History of the Sonnet 93
  • HISTORY OF THE SESTINA 179
  • History of the Sestina 181
  • INDEX OF AUTHORS 215
  • INDEX OF POETICAL FORMS 229
  • INDEX OF POETICAL FORMS: THE SESTINA 235
  • SHAKESPEARE'S INFLUENCE ON SIR WALTER SCOTT 237
  • DANTE'S ECLOGUES - The Poetical Correspondence between Dante and Giovanni Del Virgilio 239
  • OVID'S METAMORPHOSES IN EUROPEAN CULTURE 242
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