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The Resource Shakespeare's sonnets and poems, edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine

Shakespeare's sonnets and poems, edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine

Label
Shakespeare's sonnets and poems
Title
Shakespeare's sonnets and poems
Statement of responsibility
edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine
Title variation
Sonnets and poems
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The language of Shakespeare's Sonnets, like that of poetry in general, is both highly compressed and highly structured. While most often discussed in terms of its images and its metrical and other formal structures, the language of the Sonnets, like that of Shakespeare's plays, also repays close attention to such basic linguistic elements as words, word order, and sentence structure. Shakespeare's words: Because Shakespeare's sonnets were written four hundred years ago, they inevitably contain words that are unfamiliar today. Some are words that are no longer in general use -- words that the dictionaries label archaic or obsolete, or that have so fallen out of use that dictionaries no longer include them. One surprising feature of the Sonnets is how rarely such archaic words appear. Among the more than a thousand words that make up the first ten sonnets, for instance, only eleven are not to be found in current usage: self-substantial ("derived from one's own substance"), niggarding ("being miserly"), unfair ("deprive of beauty"), leese ("lose"), happies ("makes happy"), steep-up ("precipitous"), highmost ("highest"), hap ("happen"), unthrift ("spendthrift"), unprovident ("improvident"), and ruinate ("reduce to ruins"). Somewhat more common in the Sonnets are words that are still in use but that in Shakespeare's day had meanings that are no longer current. In the first three sonnets, for example, we find only used where we might say "peerless" or "preeminent," gaudy used to mean "brilliantly fine," weed where we would say "garment," glass where we would say "mirror," and fond where we would say "foolish." Words of this kind -- that is, words that are no longer used or that are used with unfamiliar meanings -- will be defined in our facing-page notes
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
Dewey number
821/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2842
LC item number
.M68 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mowat, Barbara A
  • Werstine, Paul
Series statement
The New Folger Library Shakespeare
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Sonnets, English
Label
Shakespeare's sonnets and poems, edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine
Instantiates
Publication
Note
At head of title: Folger Shakespeare Library
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shakespeare's sonnets: Reading Shakespeare's language: Sonnets -- Shakespeare's sonnets -- Introduction to this text -- Shakespeare's sonnets: Text of the poems with commentary -- Two sonnets from ''Passionate pilgrim'' -- Longer notes -- Shakespeare's poems: Reading Shakespeare's language: Venus and Adonis and Lucrece -- Introduction to this text -- Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis -- Venus and Adonis: Text of the poem with commentary -- Longer notes -- Shakespeare's Lucrece -- Lucrece: Text of the poem with commentary -- Longer notes -- Shakespeare's ''Phoenix and turtle'': ''Phoenix and turtle'': Text of the poem with commentary -- Longer notes -- Textual notes: Shakespeare's sonnets -- Venus and Adonis -- Lucrece -- Shakespeare's sonnets: Appendix of intertextual material -- Modern perspectives: Shakespeare's sonnets / Lynne Magnusson -- Venus and Adonis and Lucrece / Catherine Belsey -- Further reading: Shakespeare's sonnets -- Shakespeare's poems -- Index of first lines of Shakespeare's sonnets -- Index of illustrations
Control code
ocm64594469
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 684 pages
Isbn
9780743273282
Lccn
2006042105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)64594469
Label
Shakespeare's sonnets and poems, edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine
Publication
Note
At head of title: Folger Shakespeare Library
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shakespeare's sonnets: Reading Shakespeare's language: Sonnets -- Shakespeare's sonnets -- Introduction to this text -- Shakespeare's sonnets: Text of the poems with commentary -- Two sonnets from ''Passionate pilgrim'' -- Longer notes -- Shakespeare's poems: Reading Shakespeare's language: Venus and Adonis and Lucrece -- Introduction to this text -- Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis -- Venus and Adonis: Text of the poem with commentary -- Longer notes -- Shakespeare's Lucrece -- Lucrece: Text of the poem with commentary -- Longer notes -- Shakespeare's ''Phoenix and turtle'': ''Phoenix and turtle'': Text of the poem with commentary -- Longer notes -- Textual notes: Shakespeare's sonnets -- Venus and Adonis -- Lucrece -- Shakespeare's sonnets: Appendix of intertextual material -- Modern perspectives: Shakespeare's sonnets / Lynne Magnusson -- Venus and Adonis and Lucrece / Catherine Belsey -- Further reading: Shakespeare's sonnets -- Shakespeare's poems -- Index of first lines of Shakespeare's sonnets -- Index of illustrations
Control code
ocm64594469
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 684 pages
Isbn
9780743273282
Lccn
2006042105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)64594469

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