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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 82: ‘I grant thou wert not married to my Muse’

A commentary on a classic Shakespeare sonnet

‘I grant thou wert not married to my Muse’ is the 82nd sonnet in Shakespeare’s sequence of 154 sonnets charting the romantic drama that’s played out between the poet, the Fair Youth, the Dark Lady, and the rival poet. 648 more words

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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 81: ‘Or I shall live your epitaph to make’

A reading of a classic Shakespeare sonnet

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 81 (‘Or I shall live your epitaph to make’) is another poem that deals with the notion of immortality through poetry: the poet will make the Fair Youth live on through his verses about him. 635 more words

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A Walk Around the Block : Poem #9

Sonnet XXVII

Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed,

The dear repose for limbs with travel tired;

But then begins a journey in my head… 90 more words

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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73: ‘That time of year thou mayst in me behold’

A reading of a classic Shakespeare sonnet

‘That time of year thou mayst in me behold’ is one of the most widely anthologised sonnets by William Shakespeare, and is often praised as one of the most successfully constructed, and most moving, of all the Sonnets. 811 more words

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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 71: ‘No longer mourn for me when I am dead’

A reading of a classic Shakespeare sonnet

No longer mourn for me when I am dead’ is one of the most widely anthologised sonnets by Shakespeare. 863 more words

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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 64: ‘When I have seen by Time’s fell hand defaced’

A reading of a classic Shakespeare sonnet

‘When I have seen by Time’s fell hand defaced’ is one of the more famous sonnets by Shakespeare, and, … 754 more words

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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 60: ‘Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore’

A reading of a classic Shakespeare sonnet

Widely regarded as one of the finest of all the Sonnets, Sonnet 60, beginning ‘Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, / So do our minutes hasten to their end’, is a meditation on mortality, with Shakespeare once again proposing that his poetry about the Fair Youth will secure the young man’s immortality. 634 more words

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