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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 129: ‘The expense of spirit in a waste of shame’

A commentary on Shakespeare’s 129th sonnet

When we reach no. 129 in Shakespeare’s Sonnets (‘The expense of spirit in a waste of shame’), we come across a rarity: two classic sonnets one after the other (we’ll come to Sonnet 130 next week). 862 more words

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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116: ‘Let me not to the marriage of true minds’

A commentary on Shakespeare’s 116th sonnet

A real wedding favourite, this: Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116. ‘Let me not to the marriage of true minds’ is a… 808 more words

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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 106: ‘When in the chronicle of wasted time’

A commentary on Shakespeare’s 106th sonnet

‘When in the chronicle of wasted time’ is one of the more famous poems in Shakespeare’s cycle of 154 sonnets. 578 more words

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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 105: ‘Let not my love be called idolatry’

A commentary on Shakespeare’s 105th sonnet

‘Let not my love be called idolatry’, Shakespeare’s Sonnet 105, sees the Bard continue to meditate on the nature of his love for the Fair Youth. 634 more words

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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 97: ‘How like a winter hath my absence been’

A commentary on Shakespeare’s 97th sonnet

Sonnet 97 has a famous opening line, but the rest of the poem remains less famous. Yet the poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Don Paterson have both expressed admiration for it, so the sonnet is worth closer analysis and explication. 581 more words

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A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 94: ‘They that have power to hurt’

A commentary on Shakespeare’s 94th sonnet

Considered one of the most challenging and ambiguous of all the Sonnets, Shakespeare’s Sonnet 94, beginning ‘They that have power to hurt, and will do none’, is, for our money, also one of the top five best sonnets in the whole sequence. 858 more words

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Down the TBR Hole #03: Books 21-30

Well this is my third attempt at Lost in a Story’s challenge “Down the TBR Hole.” It’s simple, quick, and forces you to really become intuitive with your gut reactions! 713 more words

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