The Phoenix and the Turtle

The Phoenix and the Turtle None

  • Title: The Phoenix and the Turtle
  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • ISBN: 5552049713
  • Page: 329
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    1. William Shakespeare

      William Shakespeare baptised 26 April 1564 was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world s pre eminent dramatist He is often called England s national poet and the Bard of Avon or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed often than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford upon Avon Scholars believe that he died on his fifty second birthday, coinciding with St George s Day.At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith Between 1585 and 1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain s Men, later known as the King s Men He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later Few records of Shakespeare s private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613 His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English language In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime, and in 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare s.Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the nineteenth century The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare s genius, and the Victorians hero worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called bardolatry In the twentieth century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance His plays remain highly popular today and are consistently performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.According to historians, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets throughout the span of his life Shakespeare s writing average was 1.5 plays a year since he first started writing in 1589 There have been plays and sonnets attributed to Shakespeare that were not authentically written by the great master of language and literature.

    218 thoughts on “The Phoenix and the Turtle”

    1. Interesting. I had never even heard of this poem until tonight. It wasn't in any of the works of Shakespeare that I own. To be honest, I thought The Bard only wrote sonnets and plays, so when I discovered that there were some other works of poetry I was intrigued. Unfortunately, The Phoenix and the Turtle is like the "American Pie" of Elizabethan England--so coded it's difficult to tell what in the heck is being said. I read it twice, but twice is not enough. I need to study this further in hope [...]

    2. freebieOne of Shakespeare's first works. After reading it, I can say with confidence: I have absolutely no idea what it's about.

    3. This may be the most obscure writing I have read of Shakespeare thus far. It might also be the most confusing thing I have ever read. With the help of transliteration, everything in this beautiful poem becomes clearer. (It also helped when I realized the turtle was a dove and not a reptile.) Shakespeare uses multiple historical innuendos in this poem along with abstract personification. There are a lot of repetitive explanations about the phoenix and turtle being "one in two beings." Everything [...]

    4. William Shakespeare's "The Phoenix and the Turtle" is a poem that may be characterized as both an allegory and an elegy. An allegory is a literary work with a hidden meaning (and sometimes several hidden meanings). An elegy is a somber poem lamenting a person's death or memorializing a dead person.

    5. It's an elegant poem, but using a 1,2,2,1 rhyming scheme made it very clunky, and ending with a 1,1,1, rhyming scheme highlighted this clunkiness and exacerbated it.

    6. With some help from a dictionary and Google I managed to understand most of it, but I think I'll have to do a re-read to understand it further. Can't really rate it at this point.

    7. Property was thus appalled,That the self was not the same;Single nature's double nameNeither two nor one was called. Este ha sido el primer poema de Shakespeare que he podido leero que yo recuerdey creo que mi corazón ya no existe, se ha mudado a un nuevo plano celestial o algo por el estilo.

    8. Read as part of the volume: The Oxford Shakespeare, Histories.I would definitely enjoy it more if I'd actually understand the hidden messages and all of the allegories that Shakespeare has used.

    9. Simple & ElegantShort, sweet, and beautiful! I recommend you read it aloud and feel the flow of the poem to better understand it

    10. jednoduchá báseň, ale zato krásná. rozhodně si ji chci přečíst i v originále. láska chápe, rozum ne.

    11. GoodGood book with words that rhyme, it works little on the mind. Starting slow with words of flow, finished fast on ebbed stow.

    12. Short enigmatic poem highlighting the truth and beauty of love and companionship in life and in death. The Phoenix and the Turtle have graciously withstood the test of time.

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