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Complete Sonnets
     

Complete Sonnets

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by William Shakespeare
 

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Without a doubt the most important of Shakespeare's nondramatic works, the sonnets have engendered reams of scholarly disputation as to the identity of "the dark lady" and the "lovely boy" to whom the vast majority are addressed. Controversy has also long simmered over the full name of the "W.H." of the dedication. What is not in dispute is the superior quality of

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Without a doubt the most important of Shakespeare's nondramatic works, the sonnets have engendered reams of scholarly disputation as to the identity of "the dark lady" and the "lovely boy" to whom the vast majority are addressed. Controversy has also long simmered over the full name of the "W.H." of the dedication. What is not in dispute is the superior quality of these lyrics, which rank among the finest sonnets ever written — in any language.
Overt 150 poems deal with love, friendship, the tyranny of time, beauty's evanescence in power, death, and other themes in language unsurpassed in power, precision, and beauty. Now this inexpensive Dover edition enables any lover of poetry or fine literature to have this exquisite verse in his or her personal library. A brief glossary illuminates a number of archaic terms.
Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486111438
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
02/13/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
824,019
File size:
507 KB
Age Range:
14 Years

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Meet the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

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Complete Sonnets 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great for students in the junior high to college in learning about Shakespeare. Whatever sonnet you need written by Shakespeare is right here-- and only one dollar!!! There are all different sorts of feet in these different sonnets, including iambic, troachic, and many, many more. A great summer reading book for high schoolers, or a text book for teachers to explain the different feet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago