Tag Archives: Sonnet 130

Midsummer Night’s Dream – Love, Irrationally

I want to look back a second to my earlier blog post on Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130 . I mentioned that part of what Shakespeare is doing in his sonnet is challenging the poetic form of the blazon , that of … Continue reading

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Understanding the Sonnet: Henry Constable vs. William Shakespeare

I want to begin with a rather large question: how do we define genius in poetry? In our modern era, we value artists for their originality, breaking through conventions to create a new form of art. However, in Shakespeare’s time, … Continue reading

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