At a glance:
- Author: Samuel Daniel
- First Published: 1592
- Type of Work: Poetry
- Genres: Poetry, Lyric sequence, Sonnet
- Subjects: Love or romance, Poetry or poets, England or English people, Upper classes, Women, Sixteenth century, English language
The evidently unauthorized publication of a portion of Samuel Daniel’s sonnet sequence Delia in 1591, as part of Sir Philip Sidney’s Astrophel and Stella, marked the introduction of the perfected version of a major poetic form that, within a few years, had become one of the dominant methods of expression in English poetry. While Daniel may be relatively unknown in comparison to Sidney, Edmund Spenser, or William Shakespeare, with Delia, first published in complete form in 1592, he became one of the important contributors to the...
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