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Shakespearean Variations [Paperback]

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Pages   154
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7" Width: 4.23" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 30, 2001
Publisher   St. Augustine's Press
ISBN  1890318906  
EAN  9781890318901  

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While it will seem the height of arrogance to write variations on Shakespeare's sonnets, the attempt induces humility and an even deeper regard for the bard of Avon. In Shakespearean Variations, Ralph McInerny takes the first lines of the sonnets and their end rhymes, and composes sonnets of his own. The formal structure of the sonnet has always provided a salutary discipline for the poet -- iambic pentameter, the delicate symmetry of octet and sextet, the closing couplet which epitomizes the poem. The stamp that Shakespeare put upon the form, the themes of love and death, age and youth, loyalty and betrayal, have come to seem to adhere to the very form.

The pleasure to be had from reading Shakespearean Variations will vary with one's acquaintance with the originals but should always turn one to the bard himself.

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More About Ralph M. McInerny & William Shakespeare

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Ralph McInerny is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

Ralph McInerny was born in 1929 and died in 2010.

Ralph McInerny has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Aristotelian Commentary Series
  2. Penguin Classics

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