The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets

The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets

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by Helen Vendler
     
 

Helen Vendler, widely regarded as our most accomplished interpreter of poetry, here serves as an incomparable guide to some of the best-loved poems in the English language. In detailed commentaries on Shakespeare's 154 sonnets, Vendler reveals previously unperceived imaginative and stylistic features of the poems, pointing out not only new levels of import in… See more details below

Overview

Helen Vendler, widely regarded as our most accomplished interpreter of poetry, here serves as an incomparable guide to some of the best-loved poems in the English language. In detailed commentaries on Shakespeare's 154 sonnets, Vendler reveals previously unperceived imaginative and stylistic features of the poems, pointing out not only new levels of import in particular lines, but also the ways in which the four parts of each sonnet work together to enact emotion and create dynamic effect.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674637122
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
696
Sales rank:
301,672
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.29(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

  • Conventions of Reference
  • Introduction
  • The Sonnets
  • Appendix 1: Key Words
  • Appendix 2: Defective Key Words
  • Words Consulted
  • Index of First Lines

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