Even though the Spenserian Sonnet Sequence of Amoretti parallels the contemporary sequences like Sidney’s Astrophel and Stella, Daniel's Delia, Drayton’s Idea, and Shakespeare's sonnets, it is unique in the realm of love-sonnets by the virtue of its dramatic lyrics.
Sonnet No.75 (One day I wrote her name upon the strand) of Amoretti not only presents the dramatic background for the intensely personal colloquy between the lover and the beloved, but it seems to be even a reenactment of the eternal drama of mortality and immortality.
The first quatrain presents the lover attempt to eternize his beloved’s name on the sea-shore, the second the lady’s virgins opposition since she feels instead that she cannot be eternized by a mere physical etching; and finally the poet lover's declaration that the extermination of his beloved would proceed naturally from time's point of view but his poetry enliven their token of love forever.
“My verse your virtues rare shall eternize”.
Sidney must also consider the problem of poetic expression. The poet as lover sent to search the appropriate poetic medium for the amorous intend of his heart and as a poet-lover he is aware that the conventional Patrarchan mode would be inappropriate is this case.
Through the course of his poem he would realign the most efficacious means of acquiring a love-mate's unique and individual love, and therefore demands the true voice of keeling or Spontaneous lyricism weaning from the heart. Sidney’s poem is in many may distinct from art of Petrarch. Thus his poem is an origin text about the notion of originality in love poetry.