Category Archives: sonnets

Thought-Experiment: form v. meaning

[a lil’ break from the ol’ Timon…]

OK, so as I type this I’m listening to an interview with actress Indira Varma in one of GlobePlayer.tv’s snippets from the documentary Muse of Fire. I first saw her as Idris Elba’s wife in the first season of Luther. Loved her there. Then I saw her in the Globe on Screen production of Titus Andronicus playing Tamora. And now, of course, she’s Ellania Sand in Game of Thrones. Yeah, I guess I’m a fan-boy.

Anyway… (that’s not what this entry is about)

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English Paper: Shakespeare Shakes Free

As I mentioned a few months back, I’ve gone back to school to get my masters; I’ve just completed the first course, Graduate Studies in the English Language, and for the class, I’ve had to do a couple of presentations, plus a paper. Over past few weeks, I posted the first presentation on word formation and blending, and then the second on shades of meaning in Shakespeare’s sonnets.

Those were just a warm-up for the final project, a paper discussing the stylistic elements that are found in three of Shakespeare’s sonnets and how they are reflective of his body of work.

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English Presentation 2: Shades of Meaning – Three Shakespearean Sonnets

As I mentioned a few weeks back, I’ve gone back to school to get my masters; I’m in the home stretch for the first course, Graduate Studies in the English Language, and for the class, I’ve had to do a couple of presentations. And two weeks ago, I posted the first one, on word formation and blending.

At that point, I promised another one, this one focused on Shakespeare. And here it is…

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