February 25th: Sir Thomas Wyatt and his reflections in poetry.


As noted in the introductory materials, Sir Thomas Wyatt experienced a variety of ups and downs in his life from serving as a valued member in King Henry’s court to serving a prison sentence in the Tower of London.  In what ways does his poetry reflect the ups and downs experienced in his life?  Is there a dominant tone in his poetry, or does his poetry reveal some sort of ambivalence consistent with his life’s experiences?