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Documentation Summary for What Gift is This #1

Item: Poem
Title: What Gift is This #1
Poetic Style: Sonnet, English
Period: 16th c. poetic style (See attached)
Meter: Iambic Pentameter (See attached)
Rhyme Scheme: abab cdcd efef gg (See attached)
Subject Matter: A gift freely given. (See attached)
Construction: Three Quatrains and a Couplet (See attached)
Miscellaneous: Petrarchan Conceit (Metaphor - The gift eclipsed . . .)
Language: English, Modern
The English used today is essentially the same as was used in Shakespear's time, though there are some minor differences.


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