Shakespeare's Sonnets Essay by The Research Group

Shakespeare's Sonnets
Analysis of Sonnet's 57 and 58.
# 24957 | 2,025 words | 5 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 06, 2003 in Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry) , Shakespeare (Sonnets)


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Analysis of Sonnet's 57 and 58. Their thematic connection. The nature of the overall Sonnet sequence. Order and structure of the Sonnets. Narrative of the sequence. Principal argument of Sonnet 57. How emotions are structured. Theme of Sonnet 58 first established in 57. Other elements that connect the two poems. Annotated Bibliograpohy.

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"Shakespeare's Sonnets 57 and 58 are one of a number of thematic pairs or small groups that occur within the larger sequence and subsequences of poems. Indeed the similarity between them is significant enough that one might wonder on first reading if one does not render the other redundant. But close reading of the poems shows that they not only function as a pair but that the order in which they occur in the Quarto of 1609 is essential to their meaning. In a very small way this, in turn, helps confirm that the 1609 order forms a logical sequence as many, but certainly not all, scholars argue. An analysis of the thematic connection between Sonnets 57 and 58, based on readings of their structure, will be preceded by a brief discussion of the nature of the overall Sonnet sequence.

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