Poetry

Reviewing the most famous sonnets

It has become customary to speak of a multilateralism of Shakespeare, but usually imagine a very whole person. Meanwhile, his life was as diverse as the works he created. You could even say that he had not one, but several lives. One Shakespeare is the one who was the son, lovers, husband, father and friend. But we know the least. His personal life remained a mystery to us. We know more about the other Shakespeare - the businessman who entered into an independent life almost without any means and had hard work to earn money to help support the family.

So, in the Renaissance English drama does not exist without poetry, but there poetry without drama. We now call Shakespeare a playwright and a poet, making no distinction between these two concepts. In his time it was not the same. The position of the poet and playwright in the public opinion was different. If now the value of Shakespeare is primarily determined by his great achievements in the dramatic art, in the eyes of his contemporaries was paramount poetry. Shakespeare himself, as far as we can tell, is not really appreciated what I wrote for the theater.

The poetic works of Shakespeare, taken as a whole, no claims to be a depiction of reality. Their goal is not the image and expression of thoughts and feelings about different phenomena of reality. If the descriptions of it and invade the poetic works of Shakespeare, here they are only a part of the poetic ornaments.

Expressive means of Shakespeare's poetry is unusually rich. They have a lot inherited from the European and English poetic tradition, but many completely new. In Shakespeare's time, originality is often achieved not so much by the novelty of ideological address topics as the search for new means of expression in traditional poetry themes. Shakespeare, however, showed his originality and wealth of new images, made them into poetry, and new interpretations of traditional stories.

Here Shakespeare really "sweet", as in many other verses of their poems, but the interesting it becomes when amazes us with unexpected metaphors, the prevailing. In sonnet 124 reads: love can be a random act, and then she's the illegitimate birth; but love is the true passion, and she is the child legitimate. Illegal children are dependent on the vagaries of fate, destined to legitimate a particular, and their right no one can be challenged. In this strange comparison it is not difficult to see the reflection of the social conditions of the era of Shakespeare.

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