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  • Subjects Of Sonnets By Shakespeare
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    Your Name Mrs. DurranceShakespeare Essay 15 February 2005 Poems written during the Elizabethan time tend to contain an unrealistic view of love. Some writers of this time are Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Raleigh, and William Shakespeare. They had different subjects, themes and styles. Some poetry readers prefer Shakespeare over the others, this essay will examine the reasons for his popularity. The subjects of sonnets, by Shakespeare, normally address friendship. Other writers...
  • 2005 A Summer Love William Shakespeare
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    June 29, 2005 A Summer Love William Shakespeare wrote about many people, places, and things throughout his life. What he might be most remembered for are his writings about love. None might be better than his sonnet 18. Shakespeare uses imagery, personification, unusual techniques and remarkable feelings in this declaration. Few have matched such a task including himself. This short sonnet number 18 is one of the best known and most loved of all 154 poems. Mabillard states that "It is also one o...
  • Shakespeare's Sonnet One Hundred And Thirty
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    William Shakespeare, in his time and now, is a very profound figure. He is recognized as one of the greatest writers and poets of all time. Shakespeare wrote many works of art including "Shakespearean" sonnets. He wrote many sonnets in his lifetime. Some were written about men and some about women. Others talked highly of someone or something and yet others talked trifling about someone or something. In reading sonnets eighteen and one hundred and thirty, I found many differences, but little sim...
  • Shakespeares Love
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    Shakespeare, as well as writing many famous plays is also noted for his sonnets. A sonnet is traditionally a fourteen-line poem, Shakespeare mostly wrote his sonnets about love. It was traditional during the Elizabethan age, for gentlemen to write love sonnets about their lover and give it to her. It was the way men used to woe women they liked. Shakespeare wrote one hundred and fifty four sonnets and due to the number and their consistent quality, his particular style became known as the Shakes...
  • Shakespeares Death The English Sonnet
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    Sonnets: An Insight into Shakespeare's Mind During Elizabethan times, 1550-1625, a great writer's explosive way of writing brought forth-new life to poetry. This outstanding poet, author and playwright, was William Shakespeare. Shakespeare wrote fourteen-line poems called sonnets. Although Shakespeare is known for his masterpiece plays, his sonnets are also worthy of this credit. These autobiographical sonnets are tales of love, deception, and betrayal. Although it is presumable that Shakespeare...
  • Shakespeare
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    In London, Shakespeare was actor and dramatist for The Lord Chamberlain's Men-later renamed The King's Men when James I took the throne in 1603-one of two predominate acting troupes in London at the time (the other was The Lord Admiral's Men, headed by Edward Allen with financial banking from Philip Henslowe). In 1599, Shakespeare became a shareholding member of The Lord Chamberlain's Men. Between the years of 1588 and 1613, Shakespeare wrote 38 plays. His dramatic work is commonly studied in fo...
  • Form Of Sonnet Writing
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    One of the most famous poets in literary history is that of William Wordsworth. He lived between the years of 1770-1850. He was a very strong poet and many of his works have some degree of a pessimistic view to them. They could be understood after the hard life he led. He saw the French Revolution at its height and wrote several poems about it. He had an illegitimate daughter with a woman in France. When he returned back to England he married Mary Hutchinson, who gave him two sons and another da...
  • Summer's Day As A Negative Comment
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    Shakespeare's sonnet deals with his redefinition of certain terms. Throughout this sonnet Shakespeare refers to beauty as an everlasting internal component. He is mocking this belief that many people have. In doing this he makes certain analogies that can be taken to have more than one meaning. I will analyze each aspect of Shakespeare's sonnet to support my thesis. Shakespeare begins the sonnet by posing a question. This is the first example of redefinition in this sonnet. One could understand ...
  • Seventh And Eighth Lines Shakespeare
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    Shakespeare's sonnet has the same theme as Sonnet 75 by Spenser: the poet makes his beloved immortal by means of his poetry. This theme is a conventional one in Elizabethan sonnets. But Shakespeare and Spenser treat it in an original and individual manner. Spenser starts from a concrete situation and uses dialogue to make his point. Shakespeare writes a monologue in the form of an address. It contains a carefully reasoned argument which, as in many of Shakespeare's sonnets, moves in a series of ...
  • Sonnet 55 By William Shakespear
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    Many factors can be used to analyze "Sonnet 55" by William Shakespear and "Licia" by Giles Fletcher. "Sonnet 55" and "Licia" share the subject of eternal love. In "Sonnet 55", the narrator says that the memory of his love will last through "wasteful wars" that destroy tangible objects (Shakespear 5). Love remains in the mind"; it is "living record of [the lover's] memory" and cannot be destroyed (Shakespear 8). "Licia" also mentions strong tangible objects being out-lasted by love. However, it a...
  • Shakespeare And Donne's Sonnet
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    A comparison of Holy Sonnet XIV by John Donne and Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare John Donne and William Shakespeare both wrote a variety of poems that are both similar within the structure of a Sonnet but with very different content. This essay will compare two of their sonnets Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare and the Holy Sonnet by John Donne. John Donne's poem is a personal sonnet in which John Donne questions his faith in God. It becomes clear from the sonnet that John Donne feels that he...
  • Reader To A More Comfortable Writing Scheme
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    Sonnet 116 Sonnet 116 is just one of the many great works of Shakespeare. In it, he identifies what love is, and what it is not. His idea is that love is unbreakable, and will prevail through all hardships. Shakespeare's word choice is remarkable. "Never shaken", "fixed mark", "height". All of these words give a mood of strength and continuity. Shakespeare's main concept that he was trying to get the reader (s) the grasp is that love is an overwhelming force that is strong and undeniable through...
  • Sonnet 130 In Contradiction To Sonnet 18
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    Sonnet 18 & 130: Comparing and Contrasting Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130, by William Shakespeare, are two of the most well known sonnets he wrote. Both are some-what similar in theme, however, the two poems are very much contradictory in style, purpose, and the muse who which Shakespeare is writing. Both Sonnets have different styles. Sonnet 18 is a much more traditional poem, showing the reader a picture of his muse in the most divine way. Shakespeare uses a complex metaphor of comparing his subject...
  • Sonnet Line Five Through Eight
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    "To be or not to be that is the question". This line was from one of Shakespeare's more famous plays, Hamlet. Although many people don't know this, Shakespeare was much more than just a playwright. He was also an artist of words in the era of language known as sonnet poetry. Sonnet poetry divides into three quatrains (four-line groupings) and a final couplet, rhyming a bab cdc d eff gg. The structure of the English sonnet usually follows the Petrarchan, or explores variations on a theme in the f...
  • Real Author Of Shakespeares Plays
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    As it is written in the edition, the first man explicitly to believe that Shakespeares works were written by someone else was the Reverend James Wilmot (1726-1808), a Warwickshire clergyman who lived near Stratford. Wilmots doubts were aroused by his inability to find a single book belonging to Shakespeare despite searching in every old private library within a fifty-mile radius of Stratford. He was also unable to locate any authentic anecdotes about Shakespeare in or around Stratford. Wilmots f...
  • Thee To A Summer's Day
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    Summertime Blues Amazing authors can induce thoughts by a single word. The ideas that can form in our heads by a small phrase are powerful. Only the most talented and capable authors can provoke such feelings within us. Who is more than able to stir these feelings in a reader but William Shakespeare His various plays keep us entranced and curious but it is his poetry that strikes a chord deep within us. "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day" by William Shakespeare is particularly powerful usin...
  • Similar Aspect In Donne And Shakespeare's Sonnets
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    The word sonnet comes from the Italian word sonnets, meaning little song and respectively originated in Italy around the thirtieth century. It is one of the most formal poetic devices and usually has an intricate rhyming scheme. Sonnets typically state a problem, explore implications and then resolve the dilemma. Shakespeare and Donne were both highly respected sonnet writers of their time, and their works truly portrayed society's ideals of the time. When comparing Shakespeare's sonnets to that...
  • Shakespeare And Donne's Sonnet
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    I am choosing to compare "Holy Sonnet XIV" by John Donne and "Sonnet 130" by William Shakespeare John Donne and William Shakespeare both wrote a variety of poems that are both similar within the structure of a Sonnet but with very different content. This essay will compare two of their sonnets - Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare and the Holy Sonnet by John Donne. John Donne's poem is a personal sonnet in which John Donne questions his faith in God. It becomes clear from the sonnet that John Donn...
  • Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 Anti Petrarchan
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    Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 deals with the issue of ideal and unconditional love just like Petrarch's "She Used to Let Her Golden Hair Fly Free". However, the poems go about explaining this love in remarkably different styles. Petrarch's sonnet is a typical sonnet of the time of Renaissance, which uses lofty comparisons to praise a beloved idol. On the other hand, Shakespeare's sonnet is very informal and seemingly disrespectful to the poet's love, as if mocking the old, tedious tradition of the st...
  • Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 And Keats Grecian Urn
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    A Word Is Worth A Thousand Pictures? – Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 And Keats' Grecian Urn A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures? – Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 and Keats' Grecian Urn Shakespeare's sonnet 18 ("Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?' ) and Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn' were written with a common purpose in mind; to immortalize the subjects of their poems by writing them down in verses for people to read for generations to come. By doing so, both of the poets are preserving the b...

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