Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey Summary

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4,327 words, approx. 15 pages
In the following essay, Padelford analyzes Surrey's prosody, declaring that “Surrey's claims to distinction rest primarily upon his establishment of the Shakespeare sonnet and his... Read more
9,603 words, approx. 33 pages
In the following essay, Hardison credits Surrey with the invention of English blank verse. One of the more interesting facts about English blank verse is that it was invented. The evidence suggests th... Read more
5,965 words, approx. 20 pages
In the following essay, Guy-Bray contends that “So crewel prison” is not just an elegy, as it is often classified, but also a love poem. “So crewell prison” is a useful poe... Read more
8,364 words, approx. 28 pages
In the following essay, Oras discusses Surrey's blank verse translation of the Aeneid, maintaining that the work is very likely the first use of blank verse in English. I The opening lines of t... Read more
2,158 words, approx. 8 pages
In the following excerpt, Lewis explores the nature of the relationship between Surrey and Wyatt. Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey,1 was in his twenties when Wyatt died and there is no doubt that he great... Read more
5,444 words, approx. 19 pages
In the following essay, Jones provides an overview of Surrey's career as an innovative poet. In his History of English Poetry (1781) Thomas Warton pronounced Surrey ‘the first English cl... Read more
5,550 words, approx. 19 pages
In the following essay, Jentoft explains the reasons for the neglect of Surrey's poetry by twentieth-century scholars. The Earl of Surrey's modern critical reputation is a curious one: e... Read more
6,339 words, approx. 22 pages
In the following essay, Davis examines Surrey's “concern for wholeness, for singleness of effect” in his poetry. In his pioneering essay “The Art of Sir Thomas Wyatt,ȁ... Read more
6,774 words, approx. 23 pages
In the following essay, Fowler studies formal structure in Surrey's poetry as a way of discovering possible indirect meanings in his verse. Most critics find the temperate region confusing and ... Read more
4,678 words, approx. 16 pages
In the following essay, Tromly discusses the importance of Surrey's elegy to Wyatt in understanding Surrey's body of work. Surrey's hour seems to have come round (again) at last. ... Read more
8,476 words, approx. 29 pages
In the following essay, Zitner discusses Surrey's elegy to Thomas Clere, focusing particularly on his adaptation of the Italian sonnet form. Norfolk sprang thee, Lambeth holds thee dead, Clere ... Read more