Shakespeare's Halloween

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This is a good example of using sound imagery. I could hear the overlapping cries because of the repetition, alliteration, and different uses of the expression of sorrow and darkness:

  • "sessions of sweet silent thought" (line one)
  • "And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste" (line 4)
  • "in death's dateless night" (line 6)
  • "And weep afresh love's long since cancelled woe" (line 7)
  • "Then I can grieve and grievances" (9)
  • "woe to woe" (10)
  • "fore-bemoaned moan" (11)
  • "Which I new pay, as if not paid before" (12)

Really it reminded me of the Halloween spirit. Then came the couplet ending as usual in a Shakespearian sonnet that turned the whole feel around and said "It's not that bad" and "sorrows end" (line 14).

SO

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Carissa Altizer said:

Did you not get my comment for this blog?

Aja Hannah said:

Nope. It never came through.

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