Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sonnets 43-47


LUSH hair care meeting in Tampa today! it literally took up the whole day, so i'm really happy i just have a few sonnets tonight and not a whole act of a play or something. onward...

the sonnets in this section sort of tell one particular story that continues into the next set of sonnets we will read.
43- the poet prefers night to day because at night he sees his love, whom he is separated from. during the day, the things he sees are unworthy of her.
44- the poet wishes he could travel to his love as quickly as a thought. time and space couldn't stand in his way if he could.
45- whenever air or fire are with his love, the poet is with her in thought and desire. these elements deliver good news to him of his love, and he sends them rushing back to her to gather more news.
46- the poet's eyes and heart are at war with each other. which of the two will be able to enjoy his love more?
47- eyes and heart have made amends. they will now work together to appreciate his love more fully. (see quote below.)

does the poet remind you of anyone in this section of sonnets? ...? perhaps a certain Romeo Montague, with whom we have recently become acquainted? hmmm? any parallels we can make there?

it's interesting to see the sonnets in what feels like a more developed section of writing. instead of repeating the same idea over and over and OVER again (remember the whole thing about his friend having kids?), the ideas flow, develop, move forward. this is much more exciting for me to read. i hope things continue on this way. what do you think?

quote of the day:
'so, either by thy picture or my love,
thyself, away, are present still with me;
for thou no farther than my thoughts canst move,
and i am still with them and they with thee;
or, if they sleep, thy picture in my sight
awakes my heart to heart's and eye's delight.'
-sonnet 47

for tomorrow: The Merchant of Venice Intro Info!!!

12 plays, 4 poems, 47 sonnets down. 26 plays, 1 poem, 107 sonnets to go! (i know i'm behind, but i have a plan of action! more later.)

-rebecca may

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