Sir Thomas Wyatt

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Thomas Wyatt was born at Allington Castle in Kent, and educated at St John's College, Cambridge. While travelling as a diplomat for Henry VIII he developed his interest in Continental poetry; he was the first English poet to use the Italian forms of the sonnet and terza rima, and the French rondeau. His translation of the Penitential Psalms is base ...
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Anahareo 29 October 2019
Graven With Diamonds is a very well researched book on the life of Sir Thomas Wyatt. I have read it twice. A fascinating character.
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Sir how did thomas wyatt took latin verse in his poems. From Shyam REDDY http: //readwritelistenspeak.com
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sometimes the man is the creator of god's goodness and this man - he was one of them who carried in the writing style of sonnet into the English literary world. Hats off to this man.
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Lindsey Wolf 28 November 2011
Often overshadowed by the larger then life light of William Shakespeare, Wyatt truly lives up to his nickname as the father of the English sonnet!
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Ipaye Israel 22 November 2008
what a great poet with creative poems. Alas bad time flies but good times crawls
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