William Shakespeare's Poetry Analytical Essay by The Research Group

William Shakespeare's Poetry
A critical view of his poetry as an example of Renaissance concerns, including contemporary and classical influences, sources and themes.
# 21168 | 1,350 words | 4 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 24, 2003 in Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (General)

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"William Shakespeare is one of the supreme examples of the flowering of the Renaissance in literature, and his various works exemplify the concerns of the Renaissance, centered more on man than in previous ages, seeking a new understanding of the importance of life on this earth, and built on a new respect for learning and a revival of the artistic sensibility of the ancient world, especially the Greek world. Shakespeare's poetry can serve as a particular example of how the poet has incorporated certain elements into his work and how he has been influenced by the forces of the Renaissance.

During the Renaissance, there was a new value placed on individualism and personal genius, and the ideal of the Italian Humanists was similarly that of the emancipated man of many-sided genius:"

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