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Shakespeare's Sonnets - ENG 4U English ISU
Transcript of Shakespeare's Sonnets - ENG 4U English ISU
Sonnet (Sonnet 6) Shakespeare's Third Sonnet (Sonnet 7) General Meaning of Shakespeare's Sonnets Shakespeare's First Sonnet (Sonnet 1) - Shakespeare's personal life is quite
mysterious despite his fame
- Born April 23, 1564
- Son of a merchant raised with eight siblings Shakespeare's Sonnets: A Journey
Down the Road to Happiness - Similar message to his first sonnet
- Compares selfishness to a cold and harsh winter - Metaphor comparing man to the sun
- Discusses how beauty is found in youth - Shakespeare discusses the values of life as a way to determine what creates success and happiness
- Written directly towards an individual
- May have been written by Shakespeare as a way to reflect on his own life and experiences presentation by Jordan Edwards - Married Anne Hathaway in 1582
- Gave birth to two daughters and a son
- "The Lost Years"
- Reappeared in London in 1588, started his career as an actor and playwright
- Talent was soon recognized
- Held part-ownership of The Globe Theatre - Attended a free English school during his
childhood, never went on
to University Shakespeare's Sonnets are not named, instead numbered in a sequence from 1 to 154
Written towards another individual who is unknown
Contain advice regarding the important aspects of life
Themes of nature, beauty, and wealth throughout
Thesis: In Shakespeare's Sonnets, he investigates the foundation of true happiness by comparing human life to elements of nature William Shakespeare 1564 - 1616 - Retired to Stratford in 1611
- Died April 23, 1616, on his 52nd birthday
- Upon his deathbed he left a will, and a final verse as an epigraph which read: General design of the Globe Theatre - Even after 400 years Shakespeare remains one of the most famous playwrights
- His work is still read and performed around the world Conclusion Works Cited - Shakespeare remains as one of the most famous and influential writers of all time
- Despite his fame he is a very mysterious historical figure
- His sonnets are often overlooked by more popular works such as Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, etc.
- Shakespeare's Sonnets contain valuable ideas which pertain to all types of people Web Pages Images "The Life and Times of Mr. William Shakespeare." The Life of William Shakespeare. N.p.. Web. 3 Jan 2013. <http://www.gprc.ab.ca/employees/homepages/ghanna/life.html>. "Shakespeare Biography." Absolute Shakespeare. N.p.. Web. 3 Jan 2013. <http://absoluteshakespeare.com/trivia/biography/shakespeare_biography.htm>. Taylor, John. 1610. n.p. Web. 3 Jan 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare>. - Discusses the relationship between beauty and selfishness
- A rose is used to symbolize natural beauty
- Alludes the tale of Narcissus