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Charlotte Smith’s Elegiac Sonnets

For Elegiac Sonnets, Charlotte Smith actually translates Petrarch’s works and adapts them for the English language (Sonnets XIII through XVI). There are, admittedly, several similarities between Smith’s sonnets and Petrarch’s. Firstly, Smith’s persona in the sonnets is similar to that … Continue reading

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Claudia Mitchell, “Beachy Head”

Photograph from BBC website, originally taken at Abbot Hall Art Gallery & the Lakeland Arts Trust Charlotte Turner Smith was born to a wealthy family in London in 1749, and she received a diverse education during her early years.  She … Continue reading

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