Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs

Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs

by Erik Didriksen

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Overview

The Bard meets the Backstreet Boys in Pop Sonnets, a collection of 100 classic pop songs reimagined as Shakespearean sonnets.

All your favorite songs are here, including hits by Jay-Z, Johnny Cash, Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, Talking Heads, and many others. With stirring sentiments on everything from love and despair to wanton women, Pop Sonnets offers inspirational verse for every occasion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594748288
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 234,847
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.

Read an Excerpt

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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