One of the oldest and most powerful forms of poetry, the sonnet or “little song” originated in Italy. It consists of 14 lines and has a variable rhyme scheme. Throughout history, some of the world’s greatest poets have used the sonnet to discuss matters close to the heart and home. It is often seen in poems about love and romance, as well as world issues like war and religion. This collection explores the various styles in some of the finest examples of the sonnet form.
Providence eLearning has provided more than two hours of video lectures throughout the work which help to explain the meaning behind these works. Each of the sonnets is narrated by William Lasseter and includes a review question to allow you to check your understanding.