Research Papers on Sonnets

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  • ''The Phoenix and the Turtle' by William Shakespeare

    A 3 page paper which examines Shakespeare's poem "The Phoenix and the Turtle." Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of Sonnet 23 and Sonnet 147 by William Shakespeare

    A 9 page essay that contrasts and compares Shakespeare's use of figuratively language in Sonnets 23 and 147. These sonnets focus on the dark side of love and the excruciating torment that it can bring when love is unrequited or undeserved. The writer also points out where the poems are different in context, as Sonnet 23 still holds out hope for the poet while Sonnet 147 contemplates the utter ruin of an affair. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Shakespeare/My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun

    A 4 page essay that explicates this poem by discussing Shakespeare's satirical take on Petrarchan conventions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Figurative Language in Shakespeare and Cavendish

    A 5 page paper which examines the use of figures of speech to develop the themes of death and nature, considering the different effects of this language, and how it contributes to the overall impact of each poem. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Sexuality and the Sonnets of William Shakespeare

    This 13 page paper discusses Shakespeare's sonnets, specifically numbers 18 and 130, with regard to the sexuality found therein. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Shakespeare/Sonnet 73

    A 3 page explication of “Sonnet 73” by William Shakespeare. In addition to his plays, Williams Shakespeare is famous for his beautiful sonnets. In “Sonnet 73” Shakespeare presents three metaphors that collectively show his gradual acceptance of his progression towards death. Each metaphor illustrates his understanding and conceptualization of death, and culminates in an appeal that the recipient of the poem will allow this knowledge to make his love for the poet stronger as death will surely soon part them. No additional sources cited.

  • The Poet’s Use of Shakespeare’s Themes in the Sonnets

    This 5 page paper uses three of Shakespeare’s sonnets to illustrate how the Poet / Narrator uses Shakespeare’s favorite themes (love, beauty, age) to construct his arguments. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Shakespeare: Sonnet 73

    This 4 page paper explicates and explains Shakespeare's Sonnet 73. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Shakespeare/Sonnets 73 and 130

    A 3 page essay that analyzes these two sonnets. William Shakespeare is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest masters of the English language who ever lived. Examination of two of his sonnets, Sonnets 73 and 130, demonstrates this expertise in regards to Shakespeare's use of metaphor, alliteration, enjambment and imagery. No additional sources cited.


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