Poetry: Shakespeare – Sonnet 146

For once death is dead, swallowed up in Christ's victory, "there's no more dying then."

Poetry: Burns – A Red, Red Rose

Robert Burns was a character. One of my favorite of the Romantic poets, he took romanticism a little too seriously than was appropriate. And though he did eventually settle down, I tend to find poems like "A Red, Red Rose" somewhat ironic. "As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,So deep in luve am I;And I …

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Bird Imagery in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ – Part 2

Continued from Part 1 The presence of some birds in Macbeth does not directly characterize people, but instead, their presence could mean the revealing of what people are. This is because some birds can speak. After learning of Banquo's death and being visited by the ghost of his murdered friend, Macbeth worries that some natural truth-teller will …

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Bird Imagery in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ – Part 1

This is a paper I wrote in college for a class on the works of Shakespeare. As a side note, the Professor for this class was one of the best I had. You could go into his class hating English and literature and come out with at least an enjoyment of it. His love for …

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Let Old Wrinkles Come!

With mirth and laughter, let old wrinkles come.The Merchant of Venice Who wants to talk about wrinkles, right? They are considered a sign of age and something to be avoided or minimized by any means necessary. And yet, I have this quote in two places in my office. One is on a candle, from a …

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