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Poet Alison Chisholm guides you through the perenially popular sonnet form

POETRY PRIMER

The SONNET has been around since the thirteenth century, and has remained one of the most enduring and endearing of poetry forms. It is thought to have been devised by Italian Giacomo de Lentini of the Sicilian school somewhere around 1220-1230, and rediscovered by Guittone d’Arezzo (born 1230) the founder of the Tuscan school. This form of sonnet is better known under the name of a later Italian poet, Francesco Petrarca.

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