Crown Of Sonnets Definition

Poetry Definition of Crown Of Sonnets

A crown of sonnets or sonnet corona is a sequence of sonnets, usually addressed to some one person, and/or concerned with a single theme. It is a 7-sonnet sequence in which the last line of each sonnet is repeated in the first line of the next. The first and last lines of the sequence are also strict repetends; this gives the sequence its crown-like circularity.

Example

ANNUNCIATION.
Salvation to all that will is nigh ;
That All, which always is all everywhere,
Which cannot sin, and yet all sins must bear,
Which cannot die, yet cannot choose but die,
Lo ! faithful Virgin, yields Himself to lie
In prison, in thy womb ; and though He there
Can take no sin, nor thou give, yet He'll wear,
Taken from thence, flesh, which death's force may try.
Ere by the spheres time was created thou
Wast in His mind, who is thy Son, and Brother ;
Whom thou conceivest, conceived ; yea, thou art now
Thy Maker's maker, and thy Father's mother,
Thou hast light in dark, and shutt'st in little room
Immensity, cloister'd in thy dear womb.


Top 5 Crown Of Sonnets Poem Examples

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Premium Member Poem A Crown of Thorns Guzzi, Debbie Crown of Sonnetsbeauty, betrayal, identity,
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Life's Fading Light-Part 1-Heroic Crown of Sonnets Inman, James Crown of Sonnetsage, death, love,
Life's Fading Light-Part 2-Heroic Crown of Sonnets Inman, James Crown of Sonnetsage, love,
Premium Member Poem The WORD-Heroic Crown of Sonnets Leiser, Laura Crown of Sonnetsbeautiful, bible, life, love,

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