Even though it is a culinary experience to read all the sonnets in order, it is not the only way of reading Shakespeare’s work. Each one of the sonnets can be read by itself and there is a great amount of drama packed into each one of them. 201 more words
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Shakespeare is the second most quoted writer in the English language – only the various writers of the Bible have surpassed him.
Furthermore Shakespeare has introduced almost 3000 words to the English language, and it is estimated that his vocabulary ranged from 17000 to a dizzying 29000 words. 147 more words
“In sleep a king, but waking no such matter:” Reading William Shakespeare’s Sonnets Through the Ovidian Tradition
In renaissance England, a revival of ancient Roman literature took place early during the sixteenth century, stemming from the widespread Humanism movement of the same period. 2,880 more words