This better half offers an entire advent to the poetry of William Shakespeare via dialogue of his freestanding narrative poems, the Sonnets, and his performs. Fourteen prime overseas students supply obtainable and authoritative chapters on all suitable subject matters: from Shakespeare's seminal position within the improvement of English poetry, the wide-ranging perform of his poetic shape, and his enigmatic position in print and manuscript tradition, to his immersion in English Renaissance politics, faith, classicism, and gender dynamics. With person chapters on Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Passionate Pilgrim, 'The Phoenix and the Turtle', the Sonnets, and A Lover's grievance, the significant other additionally contains chapters at the presence of poetry within the dramatic works, at the relation among poetry and function, and at the reception and impression of the poems. the quantity contains a chronology of Shakespeare's existence, a word on reference works, and a analyzing checklist for every bankruptcy.

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