Shakespeare: The Sonnets / Edition 1

Shakespeare: The Sonnets / Edition 1

by John Blades
     
 

This introduction reflects the recent upsurge in academic interest in Shakespeare's non-dramatic verse. Part 1 adopts a thematic approach to the Sonnets, guiding students through detailed textual analyses. Part 2 provides a clear critical and contextual framework for interpreting the poems, examining the development and characteristics of sonnet form,

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This introduction reflects the recent upsurge in academic interest in Shakespeare's non-dramatic verse. Part 1 adopts a thematic approach to the Sonnets, guiding students through detailed textual analyses. Part 2 provides a clear critical and contextual framework for interpreting the poems, examining the development and characteristics of sonnet form, humanist themes and early modern print culture, concluding with a survey of the critical history of the Sonnets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403992413
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/02/2007
Series:
Analysing Texts Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.67(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface
• Introduction
• PART I: ANALYSING SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS
• Love (or what you will)
• Time: to posterity and beyond
• Art: clever, very
• The Rival Poet(s): a lesson in tightropes?
• Fair's fair: The Dark Mistresses
• PART II: THE CONTEXT AND THE CRITICS
• Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Sonnet
• Humanism, Rhetoric and Poetry
• Readers and Writers
• Some Critical Responses to the Sonnets
• A Glossary of Some Rhetorical and Literary Terms
• Further Reading
• Index

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