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.
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A Companion to Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: Michael Schoenfeldt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444332066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 521

View: 7351

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.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1877527947

Category: Poetry

Page: 164

View: 4484

The Sonnets compiles 154 Sonnets written by Shakespeare on all manner of themes from love and fidelity to politics and lineage. Many of the sonnets - in particular the first 17, commonly called the procreation sonnets - were commissioned, a fact which calls a simple, romantic reading into question.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439117241

Category: Drama

Page: 704

View: 5986

A bestselling, beautifully designed edition of William Shakespeare’s sonnets and poems, complete with valuable tools for educators. The authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Poems from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Full explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of each sonnet and poem -A brief introduction to each sonnet and poem, 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 The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit
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Shakespeare's Poems and Sonnets

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438115865


Page: N.A

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Provides insight into the poems & sonnets of William Shakespeare along with a brief biography.
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Complete Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111431

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 2634

Over 150 exquisite poems deal with love, friendship, the tyranny of time, beauty's evanescence, death, and other themes in language of remarkable power, precision, and beauty. Glossary of archaic terms.
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Shakespeare's Love Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare,Caitlin Keegan

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811879089

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 5433

From the Back Cover: William Shakespeare portrayed the sweeping emotions of love like no other poet. Here is a beautiful collection of thirty of the bard's most romantic sonnets-timeless musings on affection and longing, passion and desire-paired with modern illustrations by Caitlin Keegan. A beautiful blend of old and new, this is the perfect expression of love for any occasion.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Critical Essays

Author: James Schiffer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135023263

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

View: 3404

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.
Posted in Literary Criticism

The Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Classic Books Company

ISBN: 0742653056

Category: English poetry

Page: 500

View: 6957

The Signet Classic Shakespeare Series The work of the world's greatest dramatist edited by outstanding scholars The Sonnets UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE SIGNET CLASSICS SHAKESPEARE - An extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and sonnets by the general editor of the Signet Classics Shakespeare series, Sylvan Barnet, Tufts University - Special introduction to "The Sonnets," by W. H. Auden - Literary criticism by William Empson, Hallett Smith, Winifred M. T. Nowottny, and Helen Vendler - Detailed footnotes at the bottom of each page of the sonnets - List of recommended reading - All text printed in the clearest, most readable type
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: N.A

Publisher: PediaPress



Page: N.A

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Short Essay on Shakespeare`s "Sonnet 18"

Author: Katharina Ochsenfahrt

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640623983

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 3

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Essay from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, (Institut für Anglistik/ Amerikanistik), course: Introduction to Literary Studies, language: English, abstract: William Shakespeare is a famous poet of the 16th century. He was born in 1564 in Stratfort on Avon and became famous as a playwrite in London at the famous Globe Theater. Shakespeare wrote his sonnets probably over a period of several years satarting in 1594. They were first published as a collection of 154 poems in 1609. In his sonnet “18” William Shakespeare illustrates the beauty of the young man, who will be remembered forever because of this poem.
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Reading Shakespeare's Sonnets

A New Commentary

Author: Don Paterson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571263992

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

View: 4873

Shakespeare's Sonnets are as important and vital today as they were when first published four hundred years ago. Perhaps no collection of verse before or since has so captured the imagination of readers and lovers; certainly no poem has come under such intense critical scrutiny, and presented the reader with such a bewildering number of alternative interpretations. In this illuminating and often irreverent guide, Don Paterson offers a fresh and direct approach to the Sonnets, asking what they can still mean to the twenty-first century reader. In a series of fascinating and highly entertaining commentaries placed alongside the poems themselves, Don Paterson discusses the meaning, technique, hidden structure and feverish narrative of the Sonnets, as well as the difficulties they present for the modern reader. Most importantly, however, he looks at what they tell us about William Shakespeare the lover - and what they might still tell us about ourselves. Full of energetic analysis, plain-English translations and challenging mini-essays on the craft of poetry - not to mention some wild speculation - this approachable handbook to the Sonnets offers an indispensable insight into our greatest Elizabethan writer by one of the leading poets of our own day.
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So Long as Men Can Breathe

The Untold Story of Shakespeare s Sonnets

Author: Clinton Heylin

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780306818059

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

View: 8151

In this lively, fascinating account of the publication of Shakespeare's Sonnets, noted biographer Clinton Heylin brings their convoluted history to light, beginning with the first complete appearance of the Sonnets in print in May, 1609. He introduces us to the “unholy alliance” involved in this precarious enterprise: Thomas Thorpe, the publisher, a self-described “well wishing adventurer;” George Eld, the printer, heavily embroiled in large-scale pirating; William Aspley, the prestigious bookseller, who mysteriously ended his association with Thorpe soon after. Leaving the calamitous world of Elizabethan publishing, Heylin goes on to chart the many editions of the Sonnets through the years and the editorial decisions that led to their present configuration. Passionate, astute, and brilliantly entertaining, the result is a concise and vivid history of perhaps the greatest poetry ever written.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

Self, Love and Art

Author: Philip Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521144636

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

View: 7627

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.
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Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets

Author: J. B. Leishman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415352956

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

View: 884

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.
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The Complete Sonnets and Poems

Author: William Shakespeare,Colin Burrow

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198184317

Category: Poetry

Page: 750

View: 9426

'This Complete Sonnets and Poems is a distinguished addition to a distinguished series. It will repay continuing study, and act as a valuable point of reference for readers concerned more generally with Shakespeare's art and language. Colin Burrow's good sense, tact and balance as aneditor are deeply impressive.' -H. R. Woudhuysen, Times Literary SupplementThis is the only fully annotated and modernized edition to bring together Shakespeare's Sonnets as well as all his poems (including those attributed to him after his death). A full introduction discusses his development as a poet, and how the poems relate to his plays; detailed notes explain the language and allusions in clear modern English. While accessibly written, the edition takes account of the most recent scholarship and criticism.
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A Lover's Complaint

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465587314

Category: Love poetry, English

Page: 8

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From off a hill whose concave womb re-worded_A plaintful story from a sistering vale,_My spirits to attend this double voice accorded,_And down I laid to list the sad-tun'd tale;_Ere long espied a fickle maid full pale,_Tearing of papers, breaking rings a-twain,_Storming her world with sorrow's wind and rain._ Upon her head a platted hive of straw,_Which fortified her visage from the sun,_Whereon the thought might think sometime it saw_The carcase of a beauty spent and done._Time had not scythed all that youth begun,_Nor youth all quit; but, spite of Heaven's fell rage_Some beauty peeped through lattice of sear'd age._ Oft did she heave her napkin to her eyne,_Which on it had conceited characters,_Laund'ring the silken figures in the brine_That season'd woe had pelleted in tears,_And often reading what contents it bears;_As often shrieking undistinguish'd woe,_In clamours of all size, both high and low.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets and the Court of Navarre

Author: David Honneyman

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9780773485327

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

View: 6592

Suggests that the lost frame of reference for the Sonnets is to be found in France. The Dark Lady, it appears, was French and the sonnet story took place not in Shakespeare's England but at the Court of Navarre. Moreover, the lady was not Shakespeare's mistress, for he was not the original sonnet poet but an adapter, who turned French sonnets into English.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets, Retold

Classic Love Poems with a Modern Twist

Author: William Shakespeare,James Anthony

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753553147

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 4857

'James Anthony has done something I would have confidently stated to be impossible. He has "translated" Shakespeare’s sonnets and he has done so with an insolent, loveable charm ... A dazzling success’ – Stephen Fry Rediscover the greatest love poetry ever written Shall I compare you to a summer’s day? You’re more delightful, always shining strong; High winds blow hard on flowering buds in May, And summer never seems to last that long... Shakespeare’s sonnets are some of the nation’s favourite lines of verse, but the Elizabethan language can make it difficult to really understand them. Many guides offer to clarify the meaning, but lose the magic of the words by explaining them away. James Anthony has done something boldly different. He has rewritten the whole series of poems as sonnets using modern language, while retaining the rhythm and rhyme patterns that gives them such power. In doing so he breathes new life into the original poems and opens them up for a modern readership, demystifying Shakespeare’s eternal poetry with provocative new translations and delightful new lines. Presented as an attractive book with the original sonnets facing their new translations, this is a stunning collection of beautiful love poems, made new.
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