The Phoenix and the Turtle: A Poem [NOOK Book]

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The phoenix and the turtledove are both symbols of love, devotion, and perfection. In this allegorical poem, Shakespeare depicts the funeral arrangements for the Phoenix and the Turtledove, representing love, unity, and marriage in the tragedy of their deaths.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest English-language writer known. Enormously popular during his life, Shakespeare’s works continue to resonate more than three centuries after his ...

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The Phoenix and the Turtle: A Poem

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Overview

The phoenix and the turtledove are both symbols of love, devotion, and perfection. In this allegorical poem, Shakespeare depicts the funeral arrangements for the Phoenix and the Turtledove, representing love, unity, and marriage in the tragedy of their deaths.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest English-language writer known. Enormously popular during his life, Shakespeare’s works continue to resonate more than three centuries after his death, as has his influence on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s innovative use of character, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a foundation for later playwrights and dramatists, and some of his most famous lines of dialogue have become part of everyday speech.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781443443654
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
  • Publication date: 12/16/2014
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 50
  • File size: 104 KB

Meet the Author

Arguably the greatest English-language playwright, William Shakespeare was a seventeenth-century writer and dramatist, and is known as the “Bard of Avon.” Under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I, he penned more than 30 plays, 154 sonnets, and numerous narrative poems and short verses. Equally accomplished in histories, tragedies, comedy, and romance, Shakespeare’s most famous works include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, and As You Like It.

Like many of his contemporaries, including Christopher Marlowe, Shakespeare began his career on the stage, eventually rising to become part-owner of Lord Chamberlain’s Men, a popular dramatic company of his day, and of the storied Globe Theatre in London.

Extremely popular in his lifetime, Shakespeare’s works continue to resonate more than three hundred years after his death. His plays are performed more often than any other playwright’s, have been translated into every major language in the world, and are studied widely by scholars and students.

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