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‘Oft turning others' leaves' : la contrainte de l' imitatio dans les sonnets anglais des XVIe et XVIIe siècles

Abstract : In the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries, imitation was not usually considered a constraint by poets. Yet Sir Philip Sidney, in his sonnet cycle Astrophil and Stella, seems to advocate a new form of poetic writing based on personal experience and originality, even if he uses the traditional device of impossible love imitated from Petrarchan sonneteers. Stella appears as a new constraint, and her absence and coldness trigger a reflection on the impossibility to write.
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Christine Sukic. ‘Oft turning others' leaves' : la contrainte de l' imitatio dans les sonnets anglais des XVIe et XVIIe siècles. Textes & Contextes, Université de Bourgogne, Centre Interlangues TIL, 2009, Varia 2009, https://preo.u-bourgogne.fr/textesetcontextes/index.php?id=201. ⟨halshs-00448625⟩

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