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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Shakespeare's Sonnets - material + replies to Questions Raised in the classroom

Here is some material on Sonnets.

The site contains reliable interpretation/analysis of the sonnets. Please click on the sonnets to get to the site.

Three I JPEng students had asked for the explanation of three lines from sonnet 74. Those lines have been explained in the link provided below. Should there be further doubt on those three lines, please get back to me via blog.

Sonnet 18 : Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

Sonnet 74 : But be contented when that fell arrest

Sonnet 116 : Let me not to the marriage of true minds

A question on litotes in the comment section below led me to this fascinating site on figures of speech. Please click on the link below and search for Shakespeare's sonnets that are prescribed for you. You may also use the short cut key : Ctrl F

Sonnet Sqeezing


Abey Jose said...

thank u sir ...

satya said...

thanks a lot sir , this is the same site i referred to and asked the other question about sonnet 116, i was really not sure if its reliable! thanks again!

ARUN D JOSE said...

really help full sir


jvin tootu

thank you sir

Anonymous said...

Sir, could you please tell me if the last two lines of Sonnet-116 make a litote?

Anil Pinto said...

This reminds of some JPEng student who had asked about it earlier. Anyhow, since litotes is an understatement used for emphasis by denying the opposite I do not think it is litotes. And.. litotes is spelt with a final 's'.