Poetry Series X: Noticing Details in Lady Mary Roth

This week’s poetry series is going to be wildly different than anything I’ve done before, and i’m super excited for that. for starters, i’m not going to be talking about shakespeare, which i’m sure all of you are probably excited about. second, i’m just going to be posting a list of things I noticed about the following poem!! this poem is actually by Lady Mary Roth, and is number 19 in her sonnet sequence called Pamphilia to Amphilanthus which are wildly cool names, and also cool because it’s a female poet! here we go:

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Poetry Series IX: “Curious” in Sonnet 38

I took last week off because it was Christmas!!!!! and today is January 1st so i should be posting some new year goals, but stay tuned for that on Friday!! now we’re back to the poetry series, week 9!! I’ve really been enjoying posting the stuff I’ve worked on, and also it’s keeping my blog more active which I love, especially because everything i’m posting is very interesting to me and hopefully to you too!

i’m once again doing a close analysis of a single word in a poem, in this case, “curious” in Shakespeare sonnet 38.

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Poetry Series VIII: “Ransom” in Sonnet 34

A month or so ago, I talked about Shakespeare’s Sonnet 34 and my general thoughts and noticings on it.  Today, I’m going to break that down into a very specific segment of the poem, and talk specifically about a single word that he used– “ransom”. For class we were required to find a word that had multiple meanings and discuss it, and I think it’s super cool to take a look at the way the word impacts the overall meaning of the sonnet. I got all of these definitions from the Oxford English Dictionary, and would 10/10 recommend using it for bonus points with your poetry teacher!

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Poetry Series VII: Shakespeare Sonnet 78

okay guys so if you haven’t figured it out yet, there’s this dude that Shakespeare is absolutely OBSESSED with. and now in this sonnet, he’s sad because the man is not also obsessed.

enjoy sonnet 78!

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Poetry Series VI: Shakespeare Sonnet 57

so now that we’re on week six i have literally no idea what to write in my intro to these posts. we’re mostly just doing the same thing on repeat, and i’m scheduling this way ahead, so hopefully these aren’t getting like only 2 views or making people unsubscribe from my blog… in general i started posting these because people seem to like analyses, so hopefully those stats hold.

We’re back to shakespeare sonnets for this week. this time, we’re doing sonnet 57, which is very sarcastic and entertaining, so hopefully you enjoy it!

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Poetry Series V: Astrophil and Stella Sonnet 1

So this is week five of my poetry series, and I’ve decided to give you all a break from the incessant Shakespeare by talking about the start of a different sonnet series, namely, Astrophil and Stella. This sonnet series was written by Sir Philip Sydney, and takes on a distinctly different tone than the Shakespearean Sonnets do. This first one is particularly interesting because it serves as an introduction to the entire series and what Sydney was attempting to do with his writing.

This analysis is much briefer than normal, because I focused more on its translation to prose than the deeper meaning of the sonnet.

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Poetry Series IV: Shakespeare Sonnet 51

Poetry series week four!! I decided to analyze Shakespeare’s Sonnet 51 for class, and instantly regretted it because googling revealed it to be super hard to analyze and not fun at all, but I mean by then i was fully committed, so here’s my probably nonsensical analysis

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