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The deadline on this project is firm. Do not bid if you cannot make it. Word Length as specified above – absolutely no more than 1000 words The word count should include the main text, including all in-text references and quotations (short and long/block), but not the questions, the cover page and the lists of works cited. The word count is taken from the first word of the introduction to the last word of the conclusion of each answer. Referencing: MLA Referencing style You need to demonstrate engagement with at least one (1 or more) of the secondary sources i have attached. Do not conduct broader research. ANSWER ONE (1) of the following questions. Please include any poems you use in the Works Cited. Let me know which one you choose. 1. When the literary critic Arthur Marrotti declares that “Love is not love” in Elizabethan sonnets, what does he mean? Discuss in relation to the sonnets of Thomas Wyatt, Sir Philip Sidney and Mary Wroth. This question is asking you to generalise about the poetic genre of the sonnet. In your response you should provide specific examples from at least 4 (4 or more) sonnets and analyse what they contribute to your argument. 2. The sonnet is arguably one of the strictest poetic forms in the English language, but while it may be rigid in form, structure and meter, it has been put to very different uses. Compare the early modern sonnets of Thomas Wyatt, Sir Philip Sidney, William Shakespeare and Mary Wroth, to those of the Romantic era written by Thomas Gray, William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge and Charlotte Smith. This question is asking you to generalise about the poetic genre of the sonnet as it was used in two literary periods. In your response you should compare at least 2 (2 or more) early modern sonnets with at least 2 (2 or more) romantic sonnets. Your answer should include specific examples from a total of 4 sonnets. These examples should be explained in terms of your argument. 3. ‘Conventionally the sonnet involves a male poet lover speaking of his love for an unattainable distant woman’. How strict are these conventions in practice for male and female poets? This question asks you to generalise about the poetic genre of the sonnet, and to compare a selection of sonnets written by male and female poets. Discuss at least 4 (4 or more) sonnets written by male and female poets. You may focus either on just one literary period (either early modern or romantic) or compare literary periods (early modern and romantic). Please provide specific examples from the sonnets and explain how they contribute to your argument. 4. Whereas Ben Jonson’s ‘To Penshurst’ creates an ideal place, T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Wasteland’ imaginatively represents the disintegration of places and ideals. How do the two poems compare? This question asks you to make a comparison between two place poems. Please provide specific examples from the poems and explain how they contribute to your argument. 5. Topographical poetry is concerned with the “counterfeit” (invention, fiction) of places. Such poetry is never simply the innocent mirroring (description) of reality, there is always an underlying agenda. Discuss in relation to either Ben Jonson’s ‘To Penshurst’ or T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Wasteland’. This question asks you to consider the characteristics of place poetry in relation to EITHER the Jonson poem OR the ELIOT one. Please provide specific examples from the selected poem and explain how they contribute to your argument.