Essays Tagged: "Sonnet"

Shakespeare's Sonnet 19

Shakespeare's Sonnet 19In his Sonnet 19, Shakespearepresents the timeless theme of Time's mutability. As the lover ...

(1 pages) 55 0 3.8 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Sonnet Number 126

September 28, 1993A Not-Too-Critical-Essay of Shakespeare's Sonnet Number 126Shakespeare's sonnets, as poems, have been obscured by the enormous amount of specu ... of it unjustified, that has grown up around the problems presented by the dedication. The following sonnet is commonly grouped with 125 others that are believed to have been written to a much admired ... poem is written is often referred to as Shakespearean or English form. As in most of Shakespeare's sonnets the argument proceeds by quatrains. Each quatrain presents an idea in itself. The poet in th ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.3 Sep/1993

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

A study on Romanticism - Wordsworth

n source of interest for Wordsworth is the absence of an unnatural presence, such as a city. In his sonnet, 'Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802', Wordsworth views London at the break ... Wordsworth finds fulfillment in nature, he also finds disgust in the world's neglect of nature. His sonnet, 'The World Is Too Much with Us' deals primarily with his dissatisfaction with the world.Word ...

(2 pages) 230 0 3.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Romeo and Juliet - The balcony Scene

anquet which concludes the first act and includes a wonderful exchange in which the lovers author a sonnet together. But the balcony scene rises even above these brilliant flashes and is indelibly etc ... per, Shakespeare inserts a second appearance by the Chorus (II, chorus 2, ll.1-14). Taking the same sonnet form as the play's Prologue, this speech is meant to heighten the narrative tension, suggesti ...

(5 pages) 77 0 4.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

How do textual features combine to convey a theme of the poem?

as his intense work and studies caused his blindness.As a result of this tragedy, Milton created a sonnet about his blindness. He questioned themeaning of this tragedy, of the future, and God for his ... ness. He questioned themeaning of this tragedy, of the future, and God for his blindness within the sonnet. Eventhough his whole life and work involved his eyes, he accepted this eventually. WithinMil ...

(3 pages) 71 0 2.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

A Critical Analysis of "The Parting" by Michael Drayton

By looking at a poem which has a specific form, for example the sonnet, consider to what extent its particular techniques enhance its meaning.The parting by Michael ... er to what extent its particular techniques enhance its meaning.The parting by Michael Drayton is a sonnet. It is a poem about the break up of the relationship between the author and his partner. I fe ... ning of the poem is greatly enhanced by its form, and for a variety of reasons.Firstly, because the sonnet is a very strict form, the author has to be very careful in constructing his poem, to ensure ...

(3 pages) 73 0 4.4 Dec/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Romantic sonnets. Mentiones Charlotte Smith and William Wordsworth

The Romantic sonnet holds in its topics the ideals of the time period, concentrating on emotion, nature, and the ... d nature, the poets and their works shed light on people's universal natures. In Charlotte Smith's 'Sonnet XII - Written on the Sea Shore,' the speaker of the poem embodies two important aspects of Ro ... en in the emotions of Smith's speaker and also in the setting on the work. Nature, in many Romantic sonnets, is in direct parallel with the emotions being conveyed. Smith, for example, uses the water ...

(4 pages) 71 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Comparing the sonnet "London, 1802" by William Wordsworth, and "The Lamb" written by William Blake

The sonnet "London, 1802" written by William Wordsworth, and "The Lamb" written by William Blake both co ... dsworth himself. This poem's origin is spontaneous in nature. The basic images and metaphors of the sonnet make extensive use of nature, realistic setting. The idea for the poem sprung from Wordsworth ...

(4 pages) 179 0 4.1 Apr/1993

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A look at John Milton's work

out himself, and he used his life experiences as rootsfor his literature. In Paradise Lost and in a sonnet entitled'On His Blindness,' Milton speaks indirectly and directly of hisloss of vision. Also ... f literature.Soon after, he continued his work with the help of his daughters.He dictated to them a sonnet he called 'On His Blindness' inwhich he asks how God expects him to do his work blind. Milton ...

(4 pages) 106 1 3.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

William Shakespeare's fine sonnet, number 73 "That time of year thou mayst in me behold" - Explicated

Passage of TimeWilliam Shakespeare's fine sonnet, number 73, appears to have a dark, gloomy, and depressing aura about it. However, if you loo ... every day count because you won't be young forever. The passage of time is mentioned throughout the sonnet, and the effects that time has on a person's body and mind is a constant theme. In the sonnet ... nnet the persona is addressing a younger person; but I think he is talking to all young people. The sonnet has a universal message in it that is still quite relevant today.In the first quatrain, Shake ...

(3 pages) 291 3 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Shakespeare's sonnet CXLIV Shakespeare writes about the struggle between two opposing forces, good and evil.

In sonnet CXLIV by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare writes a sarcastic themeabout the struggle between ... inthe end the lady evil will prevail over the male good.Shakespeare has a lot of confusion in this sonnet. When starting this sonnet he hasa sure tone of his love for good and evil. However it could ... lt, not because he has a greater love for them.Shakespeare adds a sarcastic twist to the end of the sonnet. He says he doesn'tknow, "suspects I may yet not directly tell". But the sarcasm shows when h ...

(2 pages) 94 2 3.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

An essay about death in 2 of John Donne's poems: Holy Sonnet 10 and Meditation 17

e held in fear, but one that is to be understood.He believes so strongly in this philosophy that in Sonnet 10, he instructs people not to fear death. He insults death, personifying it as a person who ...

(2 pages) 156 1 4.1 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Critical Analysis on Sonnet 12, "Shakespeare's Sonnets", by William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare wrote a group of 154 sonnets between 1592 and 1597, which were compiled and published under the title Shakespeare's Sonne ... e compiled and published under the title Shakespeare's Sonnets in 1609. Our attention will focus on sonnet 12, a remarkable and poignant poem about the relentless passing of time, the fading beauty, i ... he fading beauty, immortality, death and Old Age, these subjects being typical of all Shakespeare's Sonnets.Time is omnipresent in everyone's life, just passing and passing inexorably, relentlessly, s ...

(6 pages) 186 2 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Shakespeare's sonnets 4 and 64.

riter of all time. He has influenced many generations with his plays, poems, short stories and even sonnets. While many of his sonnets appear initially to have a concrete and material meaning, on furt ... ysis, they deal with intense and deeper subjects such as relationships, time, and death. Two of his sonnets, Sonnet 4 and Sonnet 64, are two such sonnets. Mr. Shakespeare, in Sonnet 4 and Sonnet 64, i ...

(4 pages) 32 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

John Donne's "The Good Morrow".

ng worth hunting, to a detailed account of a woman's pulchritude. The poem takes the form of a love sonnet, however does not stick to strict sonnet form, but rather is written in three quatrains. It i ...

(5 pages) 193 2 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Henry Purcell" by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

'Henry Purcell' by Gerard Manley Hopkins is a sonnet. This is so, as it begins with two quatrains, which describe the musician from whom the poem ... lowed by a sestet that takes a closer look at the music that he (Henry Purcell) created. However, a sonnet is usually defined as fourteen lines written in iambic pentameter, and the poem 'Henry Purcel ... mbic pentameter, and the poem 'Henry Purcell' has six iambic feet per line, and as a result it is a sonnet in Alexandrines. A poem such as this usually includes a caesura, and this is no exception, wi ...

(5 pages) 41 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

"The Human Seasons" by John Keats.

This sonnet is an attempt by Keats to link the natural life cycles of birth, life, death, and rebirth to ... ted in a more metaphorical sense, the poem takes on a distinctly different meaning. Keats opens the sonnet by establishing the fact that "There are four seasons in the mind of man". This could be take ... represent decline, sickness, and death "He has his Winter too of pale misfeature,". Throughout the sonnet Keats gives the impression that he wishes that life were as the seasons; cyclical, beautiful ...

(3 pages) 51 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Four Seasons" by Vivaldi.

r with a brilliant composition of music, capturing the atmosphere of each season. Each season has a sonnet written by Vivaldi himself to accompany it. His sonnets influenced the brilliant musical comp ... n he created " The Four Seasons."Along with the actual symphony, Vivaldi is said to have composed a sonnet for each season. Each of the four sonnets is expressed in a concerto. Each sonnet is then div ...

(4 pages) 124 0 4.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Critical Analysis of "Love Is Not All".

Love is More Than Meat and DrinkThis sonnet attempts to convey to the reader that love is not tangible, though it is necessary for life a ... of love, and the lengths the writer would go to, to preserve it. The sestet adds a new idea to the sonnet, that leaves us with proof that love is more than meat or drink, although it is neither. The ...

(2 pages) 20920 0 4.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

William Wordsworth.

er, Caroline. A later journey to France to meet Caroline, now a young girl, would inspire the great sonnet "It is a beauteous evening, calm and free."The chaos and bloodshed of the Reign of Terror in ...

(3 pages) 122 0 4.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers