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Shakespeare's Sonnets - ENG 4U English ISU

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Jordan Edwards

on 7 January 2013

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Transcript of Shakespeare's Sonnets - ENG 4U English ISU

The Life of William Shakespeare The Significance of Shakespeare's Sonnets Shakespeare's Second
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
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