Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs

Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs

by Erik Didriksen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594748288
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 264,330
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: NP (what's this?)

About the Author

Erik Didriksen is a software engineer, musician, sonneteer, and trivia enthusiast. He lives in Astoria, New York.

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From western Philadelphia I hail,
where in my youth I’d play upon the green
’til — rue the day! — I found myself assail’d by ru{ans contemptible and mean.
Although the spat was trivial and brief,
it wounded my dear mother deep within;
and so, to give her conscience sweet relief,
she sent me forth to live amongst her kin.
When to my port of call I’d been convey’d,
I came upon a coachman most unique;
and yet I simply took the trip and paid,
despite his cab’s decor and fresh mystique.
     — I survey all the land with princely mien
     in fair Bel-Air, where I do lay my scene.

Will Smith, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

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Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love Shakespeare's ability to to weild the English language and enjoy popular music, you will have a blast with these translations from "the bard". It contains quite a brilliant range of songs, from the Beatles' "All You Need is Love" to Frozen's "Let It Go", as well as some purely fun inclusions like the theme song to Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Worth the read and worth the fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago