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  1. conflagrations

    conflagrations New Member

    Jan 15, 2007
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    Having trouble writing a Shakespeare essay...

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by conflagrations, Jan 15, 2007.

    Hello all,

    I'm having alot of difficulty writing an essay about sonnet 55. This is all I have so far:

    "In Sonnet 55, Shakespeare perpetuates the memory his subject through his verse, because poetry, being superior to any chiseled stone, is the only way to achieve immortality. His poem and its subject shall thrive through the greatest cataclysms, finding praise in the eyes of the reader until the inevitable coming of Judgment Day."

    its bad...really bad. Is that enough for an intro? is that too much? do u kno anything about the sonnet that you would like to tell me? and suggestions on the next paragrahs?

    i REALLY dont kno wat to doooo....
  2. Spherical Time

    Spherical Time Contributing Member

    Aug 13, 2006
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    Depends on what your class is about.

    Looking at 55:

    I'd at least mention that it's a love poem and that the intent is to venerate the person that it's addressed to in the introduction of your paper. What you have so far doesn't seem to be about the point of the poem but rather just one of the devices that Shakespeare uses further the theme.

    One of the ways to understand poetry is to rewrite it line by line to understand the intent. I'd suggest trying to do that. That will probably give you some ideas on how continue your paper.

    Love that line about sluttish time, incidentally.

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