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Shakespeare's Sonnets By William Shakespeare Katherine Duncan-Jones Shakespeare s Sonnets T S Eliot once wrote that Shakespeare gives the greatest width of human passion and it is this passion that has traditionally made The Sonnets appealing to literati and laymen alike Surrounded by my

  • Title: Shakespeare's Sonnets
  • Author: William Shakespeare Katherine Duncan-Jones
  • ISBN: 9781903436578
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback
  • Shakespeare's Sonnets By William Shakespeare Katherine Duncan-Jones T.S Eliot once wrote that, Shakespeare gives the greatest width of human passion, and it is this passion that has traditionally made The Sonnets appealing to literati and laymen alike Surrounded by mystery, these poems of devotion and jealousy, of a young courtier and a Dark Lady, have been the subject of endless speculation They are highly mystical and at the same tiT.S Eliot once wrote that, Shakespeare gives the greatest width of human passion, and it is this passion that has traditionally made The Sonnets appealing to literati and laymen alike Surrounded by mystery, these poems of devotion and jealousy, of a young courtier and a Dark Lady, have been the subject of endless speculation They are highly mystical and at the same time highly honest as W H Auden wrote, what is astonishing about the sonnets, especially when one remembers the age in which they were written, is the impression they make of naked autobiographical confession Because they are witty, passionate, personal, and often ever bawdy, The Sonnets stand as one of the greatest poetic tributes ever written to a beloved.
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    1. Manny on said:

      Shakespeare s Sonnet XVIII abridged You re hot.But not as hot as this poem.Shakespeare s Sonnet CXVI abridged I ll love you even when you are sixty fourOr my name s not Heather Mills.Shakespeare s Sonnet XCIV abridged Stay cool man Peace.Like, flower power, y know

    2. James on said:

      Book ReviewWilliam Shakespeare wrote hundreds of sonnets over three decades, mostly from the 1580s through 1610 I m assuming most everyone has read a few of his sonnets, given they are usually required reading in high school There is something to love in every single one of them There is something to be confused at in every single of them No one can deny his talent Whether you enjoy rhymes or prefer just the beauty of the words, the lines definitely create images in your mind of what he s writin [...]

    3. Dolors on said:

      Less notorious than his plays, Shakespeare s sonnets assimilate a secret map with hidden clues that lead to precious treasures The intimate, even confessional tone of the 154 rhymes urges the eager reader to believe that the poetic voice is The Bard himself, who playfully volunteers the key to unlock the mysteries of his heart.And yet Do the sonnets tell a coherent story If they do, is this story real or fictional The fact that Thomas Thorpe, a poet, editor and admirer of Shakespeare, and not th [...]

    4. Riku Sayuj on said:

      For we which now behold these present days,Have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.This Pow rful Rhyme EternalTennyson is famously to have declared Shakespeare greater in his sonnets than in his plays While the reader who might not soar as easily along the paths described by these Sonnets would find the comparison absurd to a degree, he she would also have to admit that they understand the sentiment behind Tennyson s blasphemy Some of the sonnets are so well crafted and consists of such [...]

    5. Alok Mishra on said:

      Shakespeare has almost become synonymous to drama, we all know the fact However, the lyrical quality that he was born with even his life was lyrical, wasn t it bestowed immense poetry to his plays and perhaps, those plays led to the sonnets we are singing even today Is there any sonnet sequence in the world which is as popular as Shakespeare s is I don t think so Academic people may debate upon the authenticity and ramifications of the sonnets interpretation, but the people who love literature a [...]

    6. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      Sonnets, William ShakespeareShakespeare s sonnets is the title of a collection of 154 sonnets by William Shakespeare, which covers themes such as the passage of time, love, beauty and mortality The first 126 sonnets are addressed to a young man the last 28 to a woman.Sonnet 1 Sonnet 1 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare It is a procreation sonnet within the Fair Youth sequence.From fairest creatures we desire increase,That thereby beauty s rose mi [...]

    7. Huda Aweys on said:

      Shakespeare s poems addressed the bilateral of life and deathAlso addressed the birth through his poems too, he use an eloquent and beautiful images , It was a good book mnaabr vb showthread.p

    8. Huda Yahya on said:

      Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewestNow is the time that face should form another Whose fresh repair if now thou not renewest,Thou dost beguile the world, unbless some mother.For where is she so fair whose uneared wombDisdains the tillage of thy husbandry Or who is he so fond will be the tombOf his self love, to stop posterity Thou art thy mother s glass and she in theeCalls back the lovely April of her prime So thou through windows of thine age shalt see,Despite of wrinkles, this th [...]

    9. David on said:

      SHAKESPEARE WANTS YOU TO BREED The first 17 or so sonnets in the series left me taken aback It s right there in the first line of Sonnet 1 1 From fairest creatures we desire increaseThat thereby beauty s Rose might never dieBut as the riper should be time deceaseHis tender heir might bear his memory There s this obsession with propagating the species This concern about breeding dominates the first 17 sonnets in the series, something I had not been aware of before 2 How much praise deserv d thy [...]

    10. WhatIReallyRead on said:

      I didn t expect to enjoy Shakespeare s Sonnets quite so much The only word I can think of to describe the experience is lovely So far it seems, I m into classical poetry than I am into modern one.

    11. Darwin8u on said:

      I really haven t read Shakespeare s sonnets in any consistent way since high school where I read less than twenty and memorized two It was fascinating to read all 154 from first to last as a whole connected work One really gets a sense that English is a tool which almost all of us use, many often play with, but only Shakespeare fully owned The Bard could bend a word, fit infinity in a couplet, and drop the whole universe on a period.

    12. Eryn☘ on said:

      4 5 StarsShakespeare has some wonderful poems, he really does They re even better than his plays, in my opinion However, quite unfortunately, some of them are really difficult to understand So even though I appreciate his expertly tightly written poems, I didn t appreciate how I had trouble understanding about 30% of them.Asides from the trouble understanding some of them, these are imaginative and lovely poems that everyone should read at least once So don t let his boring strange sorry Shakesp [...]

    13. Deepthi on said:

      All I want to do now is lie on the grass, and make mooony eyes at the moon

    14. Alan on said:

      Over my years of teaching, I have memorized a couple dozen of these sonnets, on my morning walks Some I learned in a two mile walk,like the one on his own writing, Why is my verse so barren of new pride 76 Others I have had to re memorize every time I teach it,like Some glory in their birth, some in their skill, 91 Their imbedded mnemonics vary greatly When I have required Shakespeare classesto memorize a couple, students would often pick very difficult ones, not knowing they varied so They only [...]

    15. Paula on said:

      Sonnet 116 let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments love is not loveWhich alters when it alteration finds,Or bends with the remover to remove O, no, it is an ever fix d mark,That looks on tempests and is never shaken It is the star to every wand ring bark,Whose worth s unknown, although his heighth be taken.

    16. Metin Yılmaz on said:

      ok fazla geldi bir s reden sonra s rekli a k ve sevgi s zleri okumak Ama tabi klasik s zler de il bunlar o y zden okunuyor bir solukta.

    17. Trevor on said:

      I ve been wondering for a while how to approach this review I had thought that it might be interesting to do a close reading of a single sonnet and leave it at that What I ve decided is to write a quick review on this edition of The Sonnets, mostly chatting about the stuff this book gives to help a reader read them, and then, over the next weeks and months, add comments which will be reviews of some of my favourite sonnets I m quite looking forward to doing this so we ll have to see how things w [...]

    18. David Lentz on said:

      As I have been writing sonnets lately, I decided to re read the works of the genius, the master, of the sonnet form I was intrigued to understand how Shakespeare suffered in writing his sonnets as a young man not yet established as a dramatist He was writing under the patronage of a young, handsome, English gent named Southampton, who presented these sonnets to women whom he pursued ardently The sonnets when read sequentially reveal changes in the young poet s life as he evolves He competed as a [...]

    19. Lolita on said:

      Shall I compare thee to a Summers day Thou art louely and temperate Rough windes do shake the darling buds of Maie,And Sommers lease hath all too short a date Sometime too hot the eye of heauen shines,And often is his gold complexion dimm d,And euery faire from faire some time declines,By chance, or natures changing course vntrim d But thy eternall Sommer shall not fade,Nor loose possession of that faire thou ow st,Nor shall death brag thou wandr st in his shade,When in eternall lines to time [...]

    20. Sue K H on said:

      BeautifulI loved this Read and listened to these poems I m glad they are on my Kindle so I can go back to them anytime, both the favorites I ve highlighted, and also to those I didn t completely understand.

    21. Abrir un Libro on said:

      Qu lector de poes a no ha pensado alguna vez en los Sonetos de William Shakespeare esos mon logos de melancol a, celos o traici n , como la m xima expresi n del amor El misterio que rodea la dedicatoria al enigm tico Mr H.W , o los versos a la extra a Dark Lady , no ha hecho m s que aumentar el halo arcano que envuelve a los sonetos m s famosos de la Literatura Universal.Publicados en 1609, se han realizado innumerables traducciones al castellano Navona ediciones trae ahora, en una bell sima edi [...]

    22. Brooklyn Tayla on said:

      Truthfully I don t think any other poetry will move me as much as these Sonnets They cover various topics, as it were, and all are just filled with such raw emotion.

    23. Bryn Hammond on said:

      I think the sonnets need to be understood as a sequence Even if they start unpromisingly and end with a whimper Perhaps this is part of his subversion of the sonnet tradition Katherine Duncan Jones in her edition for Arden, and Joseph Pequigney in Such Is My Love A Study of Shakespeare s Sonnets my two sources of expertise on the sonnets chosen because they are unafraid of the homosexuality , both believe we have Shakespeare s order in the published quarto and, to go with that, they believe he m [...]

    24. Masalcı on said:

      Y ld zlamakla y ld zlamamak aras nda kalmak zerinde hi d nmeye gereksinim duyulmadan s ylenilmi bir ark misali,co kunluk hali Sevgili Shakespeare,senden sonra kimseler ok da bir eyler yazamad zaten

    25. Alexandra on said:

      Pre tala som 154 sonetov view spoiler 154 vymrdan ch sonetov doslova a do p smena Nevera, sodomia, zrada, sexu lne zneu vanie, manipulovanie s psychikou ud o polovicu ivota mlad ch, nab danie k rozmno ovaniu, hide spoiler Stru n obsah deja Ve a kriku pre ni Ak dovol te, idem teraz na strechu n ho panel ku a dve hodiny sa tam pl nujem samej seba p ta pozeraj c na tr vnat ihrisko 12 poschod pod mojimi nohami By i neby

    26. Alex on said:

      Two passions dwell in poet s heart Two desperate obsessions are reflected through his artThose are two characters from Shakespeare s poetry triangle The dark skinned lady and the man of fair skinHis charm is gentle and she s a striking beauty queenThree lives, three loves in chains of jealousy are fatally entangled Did two conspire secretly behind the poet s backBetraying him two times, which caused his soul to wreck

    27. Susan on said:

      I m not sure how many times I ve read my way through this book, but I never tire of it.Some of these sonnets are so beautifulng and thought provoking, much loved favourites which I read often.Others I like and enjoy, but which don t have the same effect on me.a few I ve yet to fully understand

    28. Mientras Leo on said:

      Una edici n magn fica y una interpretaci n sencilla que mantiene la poes a en una suerte de estado natural mientras relata esa historia apasionada de dos as, que va pasando por cada estad o.entremontonesdelibros

    29. Lynne King on said:

      How can anyone possibly not love these exquisite sonnets I ve just been reading Dolors excellent review and it reminded me of them.

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