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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 30: ‘When to the sessions of sweet silent thought’

A reading of Shakespeare’s 30th sonnet

‘When to the sessions of sweet silent thought / I summon up remembrance of things past’: these rank among the more famous lines from Shakespeare’s Sonnets. 663 more words

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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29: ‘When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes’

A reading of a classic Shakespeare sonnet

‘When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes, / I all alone beweep my outcast state …’ Excluding Sonnet 18, Sonnet 29 is probably the first really famous poem in Shakespeare’s sonnet sequence. 467 more words

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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 28: ‘How can I then return in happy plight’

A reading of a Shakespeare sonnet

We left Shakespeare, at the end of Sonnet 27, lamenting the fact that thoughts of the Fair Youth keep him awake at night; now, in Sonnet 28, he continues this thread, bemoaning the fact that his nights and his days are ruined thanks to his love for the young man. 671 more words

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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 27: ‘Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed’

A reading of Shakespeare’s 27th sonnet

Every sonnet sequence should have at least one poem about sleeplessness. Sir Philip Sidney (1554-86) had ‘Come sleep, O sleep, the certain knot of peace’ in his… 607 more words

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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s 26: ‘Lord of my love’

A reading of a Shakespeare sonnet

‘Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage …’: so begins Shakespeare’s Sonnet 26, which is the focus of our analysis here. 730 more words

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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 25: ‘Let those who are in favour with their stars’

A reading of a Shakespeare sonnet

‘Let those who are in favour with their stars’ – also known as Sonnet 25 – is not the most famous poem in… 549 more words

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Shakespeare's Sonnets: 8

Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved hearing Shakespeare recited by characters in movies and by people in real life. It was an experience that was exciting and rare for me. 133 more words

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