Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sonnets 1-6


well... i dont really know what to write. it's been a crazy day of classes and engagement party planning and choosing a date for the wedding a family visit and reminiscing over old shows and of course Shakespeare! it's all a jumble in my brain.

i don't really know what to think of what i read today either. it wasn't what i expected. ive never attempted to read these all before, let alone in 'order'. it's so strange. so far, they all have such similar subject matter. i know that will change, but i was so taken aback by how similar these all were.

it's basically like this. the poet-sleaker is talking to his friend and says: you're so pretty, so have kids! your beauty is wasted if you don't have children. if you have kids, then you never really die. your beauty is a gift that shouldn't be wasted. you will get old and ugly, but if you have children your beauty will never die.

apparently, the friend he is talking to is an aristocrat who is younger than him. it's a little weird to me that he cares so much about his friend having kids. he seems kind of obsessed with him. will we see this progress? i'm not sure how it will work. i thought they would be more individual entities so i just don't know what to expect.

let me know your thoughts if you have any! i wish there was more time for me to study the poems in depth and make a more concrete analysis, but there's just not. so if you have thoughts to share, please do!

quote of the day:
'when forty winters shall besiege thy brow
and dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field,
thy youth's proud livery, so gazed on now,
will be a tattered weed, of small worth held.'
-sonnet 2

for tomorrow: Titus Andronicus intro info

-rebecca may

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