Calling all Burkes, Marlowes, Bosches and Salanders – we have a treasure hunt to solve!
To celebrate the publication of Jane Alexander’s debut novel, we’re taking part in a thrilling book-blog treasure hunt. 425 more words
Macbeth’s single greatest transgression is the murder of Duncan, and his woeful declaration “to know my deeds ‘twere best not know myself” epitomises this idea. Whilst murder in itself is an abhorrent crime which opposes normal social values, the murder of a king in particular was that much more horrifying; in the innately religious age of the Elizabethan era, belief in the Divine Right of Kings was a fundamental component of everyday life and therefore Macbeth’s evil deeds were arguably more shocking upon first reception. 1,141 more words
Write a short pair of poems that mirror the Marlowe/ Ralegh pair but using modern figures: a slick 21st century “Shepherd” appealing to his 21st century “Chick” to come and “be my Love”, followed by a suspicious but highly intelligent 21st century female who has clear ideas about what she wants. 403 more words
I love love. I love the concept of love. I love being in love. I love feeling and giving love.
There are hundreds of poems about love, dating back from biblical Solomon, to Marlowe, to Shakespeare, to Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the list could go on. 627 more words