- Sir Thomas Wyatt (Critical Survey of Poetry: British, Irish, & Commonwealth Poets)
- Henry Howard, earl of Surrey (Critical Survey of Poetry: British, Irish, & Commonwealth Poets)
- Sir Thomas Wyatt (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Henry Howard, earl of Surrey (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
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- Author: Henry Howard, earl of Surrey, Sir Thomas Wyatt
- First Published: 1557
- Genres: Poetry
- Subjects: Love or romance, Authors or writers, Literature, Poetry or poets, England or English people, Sixteenth century
Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, are generally considered the inaugurators of the golden age of English poetry in the reign of Elizabeth I. Both men were educated in the humanistic tradition, and they early became familiar with the polished lyric poetry of the Italians and the French. They attempted to demonstrate in their own works that English, too, was a language flexible and elegant enough for court poetry. Skillful experimenters with metrics, they imitated a number of the verse forms popular on the Continent, including the sonnet,...
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