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Shakespeare and the English Renaissance Sonnet

Verses of Feigning Love


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Paul Innes
      Pages 1-16
  3. Positions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Paul Innes
      Pages 18-38
    3. Paul Innes
      Pages 39-71
    4. Paul Innes
      Pages 72-105
  4. Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Paul Innes
      Pages 108-137
    3. Paul Innes
      Pages 138-177
    4. Paul Innes
      Pages 178-206
  5. Conclusion Other Perspectives

    1. Paul Innes
      Pages 207-212
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-238

About this book


This book is an analysis of the sonnet in the English Renaissance. It especially traces the relations between Shakespeare's sonnets and the ways in which other writers use the form. It looks at how the poetry fits into the historical situation at the time, with regard to images of the family and of women. Its exploration of these issues is informed by much recent work in critical theory, which it tries to make as accessible as possible.


poetry Renaissance William Shakespeare

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

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Paul Innes

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