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A Companion to Shakespeare's Sonnets

A Companion to Shakespeare's Sonnets

  • Author: Michael Schoenfeldt
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444332066
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 521
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This Companion represents the myriad ways of thinking about the remarkable achievement of Shakespeare?s sonnets. An authoritative reference guide and extended introduction to Shakespeare?s sonnets. Contains more than 20 newly-commissioned essays by both established and younger scholars. Considers the form, sequence, content, literary context, editing and printing of the sonnets. Shows how the sonnets provide a mirror in which cultures can read their own critical biases. Informed by the latest theoretical, cultural and archival work.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

  • Author: Sunil Kumar Sarker
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • ISBN: 9788171567256
  • Category: Sonnets, English
  • Page: 442
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Though Sonnets Are, Generally, Easy Poems, Shakespeare S Sonnets Are Not, And Very Naturally, He Being A Master-Mind, His Sonnets Are Far From Easy To Understand. The Principal Objective Of This Book Is To Explain The Sonnets For Common Readers, And To Discuss Some Very Topical Questions About Them. The Author Persistently Kept In Mind The Difficulties Of General Readers In Understanding The Sonnets, And So He Meticulously Avoided Pedantry. The Book May Be Deemed To Be Divided Into Two Parts : The First Part Discusses Some Very Important General Topics Relating To The Sonnets; And The Second Part Devotes Itself Entirely To Explaining, Line By Line, The Sonnets, Keeping Close To The Themes Of Them. Difficult Words And Concepts Have Been Carefully Explained. The Texts Of All The 154 Sonnets Have Been Given For The Benefit Of Readers.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Third Series

  • Author: William Shakespeare,Katherine Duncan-Jones
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
  • ISBN: 9781903436561
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 488
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The classic love poems of William Shakespeare are accompanied by commentary and critical notes.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Critical Essays

  • Author: James Schiffer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135023263
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 496
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Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays is the essential Sonnets anthology for our time. This important collection focuses exclusively on contemporary criticism of the Sonnets, reprinting three highly influential essays from the past decade and including sixteen original analyses by leading scholars in the field. The contributors' diverse approaches range from the new historicism to the new bibliography, from formalism to feminism, from reception theory to cultural materialism, and from biographical criticism to queer theory. In addition, James Schiffer's introduction offers a comprehensive survey of 400 years of criticism of these fascinating, enigmatic poems.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

  • Author: John Kerrigan,William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141909706
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 160
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Shakespeare's Sonnets have caused endless debate and speculation: who is the dark lady, who is the 'only begetter'; and what light do the poems shed on the life of the poet? Yet the sonnets themselves can be enjoyed for their lyricism rather than their intention. Written as a form of personal confession - of love, of grief, of anger, of jealousy and of lust - the sonnets encompass a huge range of human emotion beautifully expressed within the restrictions of the form. Some, such as 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day' or 'Let me not to the marriage of true minds' will be instantly familiar to readers, while others, equally rich in imagery, are less well known. Together they form a powerful meditation on the nature of love, marriage, beauty and time.

Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets

Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets

  • Author: J B Leishman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135032785
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
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First published in 1961. This study analyses Shakespeare's treatment of the universal themes of Beauty, Love and Time. He compares Shakespeare with other great poets and sonnet writers - Pindar, Horace and Ovid, with Petrarch, Tasso and Ronsart, with Shakespeare's own English predecessors and contemporaries, notably Spenser, Daniel and Drayton and with John Donne. By discussing their resemblances and differences, a not altogether orthodox picture of Shakespeare's attitude to life is presented, which suggests that he was not as phlegmatic and equable a person as critics have often supposed.

Shakespeare's Poems and Sonnets

Shakespeare's Poems and Sonnets

  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438115865
  • Category:
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Provides insight into the poems & sonnets of William Shakespeare along with a brief biography.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 160
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The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets

The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets

  • Author: Helen Vendler
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674637115
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 672
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Analyzes all of Shakespeare's sonnets in terms of their poetic structure, semantics, and use of sounds and images

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

  • Author: Philip Terry
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press
  • ISBN: 9781847770721
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 151
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"Inspired by the flotsam of contemporary culture, Philip Terry transforms Shakespeare's sonnet sequence into a celebration of language unleashed."--P. [4] of cover.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

  • Author: Dympna Callaghan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470777516
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 176
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This introduction provides a concise overview of the central issues and critical responses to Shakespeare’s sonnets, looking at the themes, images, and structure of his work, as well as the social and historical circumstances surrounding their creation. Explores the biographical mystery of the identities of the characters addressed. Examines the intangible aspects of each sonnet, such as eroticism and imagination. A helpful appendix offers a summary of each poem with descriptions of key literary figures.

Venus und Adonis

Venus und Adonis

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 73
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The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets

The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets

"A Satire to Decay"

  • Author: Mark Mirsky
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1611470269
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 273
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The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets: "A Satire to Decay" is a work of detective scholarship. Unable to believe that England's great dramatist would publish a sequence of sonnets without a plot, Mark Jay Mirsky-novelist, playwright, and professor of English, proposes a solution to a riddle that has frustrated scholars and poets alike. Arguing that the Sonnets are not just a "higgledy piggledy" collection of poems but were put in order by Shakespeare himself, and drawing on the insights of several of the Sonnets' foremost contemporary scholars, Mirsky examines the Sonnets poem by poem to ask what is the story of the whole. Mirsky takes Shakespeare at his own word in Sonnet 100, where the poet, tongue in cheek, advises his lover to regard"time's spoils"-in this case, "any wrinkle graven" in his cheek-as but "a satire to decay." The comfort is obviously double-edged, but it can also be read as a mirror of Shakespeare's "satire" on himself, as if to praise his own wrinkles, and reflects thepoet's intention in assembling the Sonnets to satirize the playwright's own "decay" as a man and a lover. In a parody of sonnet sequences written by his fellow poets Spenser and Daniel, Shakespeare's mordant wit conceals a bitter laugh at his ownromantic life. The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets demonstrates the playwright's wish to capture the drama of the sexual betrayal as he experienced it in a triangle of friendship and eroticism with a man and a woman. It is a plot, however, that theplaywright does not want to advertise too widely and conceals in the 1609 Quarto from all but a very few. Despite Shakespeare's moments of despair at his male friend's betrayal and the poet's cursing at the sexual promiscuity of the so-called Dark Lady, The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets sees the whole as a "satire" by Shakespeare and, particularly when read with the poem that accompanied it in the 1609 printing, "A Lover's Complaint," as a laughing meditation on the irrepressible joy of sexual life.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

  • Author: William Shakespeare,Helen Hunt,Dr. Barbara A. Mowat,Paul Werstine
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9780671722876
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 432
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A bestselling, beautifully designed edition of William Shakespeare's sonnets, complete with valuable tools for educators. The authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an eBook. Features include: · Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on page facing each sonnet · A brief introduction to each sonnet, providing insight into its possible meaning · An index of first lines · Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books · An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the sonnets

Secrets of the Sonnets: Shakespeare's Code

Secrets of the Sonnets: Shakespeare's Code

  • Author: Peter Jensen
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1430309237
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 236
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1. Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616-Shakespeare's Sonnets-Substitution code-1609 Quarto- 2. The Poet William Shakespeare-The Youth Henry Wriothesley-The Dark Lady Aemelia Bessano Lanyer- The Rival Poet Christopher Marlowe-Deciphering- Time and Timeline-Names and Identities.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Self, Love and Art

  • Author: Philip Martin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521144636
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 180
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This study closely analyses sonnets to bring out what they can tell us of different kinds of love, particularly self-love, the relation of these to the world of natural growth and temporal succession, and finally the ways in which art can properly be defined as a form of love.

Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Philosophical Glimpses

  • Author: Ch. Suryanarayana Rao
  • Publisher: Notion Press
  • ISBN: 1945825510
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 418
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Shakespeare’s Sonnets: Philosophical Glimpses covers all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets with a sonnet-by-sonnet exposition and delves into the three riddles involving the handsome young man, the dark lady and the rival poet. The book unravels the spiritual dimension within these sonnets from the perspective of the author, an Indian scholar familiar with the literary traditions of his own country. The sonnets are interpreted as a genre of writing, namely, running devotional lyricism, which was never attempted before or after Shakespeare in England. A must-read for all who seek fresh insight into these sonnets, Shakespeare’s Sonnets: Philosophical Glimpses offers a study in self-improvement, in addition to expanding the literary understanding of this iconic author’s work.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: PediaPress
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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The World of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

The World of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

An Introduction

  • Author: Robert Matz
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786454032
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 248
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Of Shakespeare’s sonnets we know the crystalline meter, exquisite diction, and exhilarating surprise of the “turn” in the final couplet. By contrast, we know very little of their subjects and motives. This book does not approach the sonnets as Shakespearean autobiography but instead delineates the customs that shaped the poet’s world and thus his sonnets. It argues for understanding them as brilliant, edgy expressions of the equally brilliant, edgy culture of the English Renaissance.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

  • Author: Kenneth Muir
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136563776
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 200
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This edition first published in 1979. Discussing Shakespeare's sonnets in relation to sonnets by Italian, French and English poets, Kenneth Muir shows how they were influenced by Shakespeare's reading of Sidney, Erasmus and Ovid and discusses their art in terms of construction, sound patterns and imagery. He considers the relationship of the sonnets to Shakespeare's dramatic writing, while stressing the dramatic element in the sonnets themselves. Finally he surveys the changing attitudes to the sonnets during the last three centuries.