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Haley Moore Sophmore Literature Project

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Transcript of Haley Moore Sophmore Literature Project

The Island of Utopia
by: Sir Thomas More
Sir Thomas More
born in London, a son
to a lawyer. Had great interest
in law and politics. Became
and ambassador to King Henry
VIII in 1521. published in 1516 during the time period of English ruling. Everything was based upon wealth, status, and education. Most citizens lived in poverty and disease with few being nobles, lawyers, bankers, and merchants who had money. Utopia, is a large crescent-shaped island,
where everyone is treated with equality. It is
an ideal society where everything and everyone
are goverened by principles of reason. They are all given the work they choose to do and the education that is needed. Most of everything is shared in Utopia including the land, private property was abolished there. Since there was no need for anyone to own land, there was also no need for money. Everything that is produced by the citizens is shared equally among them.

the book is originally
written in Latin based on
fictional religion, society, social
and political customs Agriculture is the main occupation
common in both men
& women. They are all taught
from childhood the principles
of farming, cultivating soil, feeding
animals, hatching eggs, and gathering
wood to bring to the city. Everyone is taught one craft of
their own besides farming which could
be wool-working, linen making, metal-
working, or carpentry. women usually
obtain the lighter occupations, while the men
have the more laborious ones. The children of the family are brought
up learning the father's craft in which he
chose. However, if the child wishes to pursue
in another area, they are adopted by another
family that is pursuing the same craft. There are 54 city-states in Utopia
all within 24 miles of eachother. None to far that you couldn't reach it in a days journey. Each city has 12 miles of country on all sides making them further apart from one another. In the rural districts, there are well
equipped farmhouses all with agricultural
supplies. The rural households are inhabited
by many citizens, none having less than 40 men and women. There is a master and mistress that are to look over them and act as an officer. "No PLACE" AUTHOR The Sonnet Author: FRancesco Petrarch Petrarch was born in 1304-1374.
Most of his life is reflected from the spirits
of the Renaissance. He was a scholar,
his main interest was literature of Ancient Greece
& Rome. He was a poet, and wrote all of his pieces
in his native Italian language. In 1341 Francesco became
Rome's first poet laureate since ancient times.
(a poet officially appointed by the government and is often
expected to compose for State occasions and other
government events.) The Sonnet was one
of the most popular
literary forms of the
Renaissance. It appealed
more to the young since
they were mostly about love.
they used the sonnet to express
personal feelings about love & life.
Most of the readers enjoyed reading and listening to the sonnets because they often saw their own thoughts & feelings reflected with in the poems. The sonnet is generally
organized into two sections,
the first being called an octave
consisting of 8 lines, and the second
section is called a sester that contains 6
lines. There are 3 groups of 4 rhymed
lines which are called quatrains, and a
rhymed pair of lines called a couplet. It is believed that Petrarch was inspired
by a mysterious woman who probably
died around 1348. Many of his masterpieces
are about his love for a woman named Laura, all that is known about her comes from his poems. sonnet 3 talks about him feeling
as if he fell captive to a lady, as if
love has shot him with an arrow.
How cowardly it was to stick him,
for she could conceal her bow. The Renassaince went on
through the 14th and 17th
centuries, spreading all
throughtout Europe. It was
a cultural movement based
mainly upon painting, literature,
and an educational reformation.
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