Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? This sonnet by Shakespeare makes me cry with its intensity.

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? This sonnet by Shakespeare makes me cry with its intensity.

Tom Hiddleston' Voice. Tom Hiddleston reads Shakespeare's iconic Sonnet 18. [The Love Book]. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6Q_Ioj6AhQ

Tom Hiddleston' Voice. Tom Hiddleston reads Shakespeare's iconic Sonnet 18. [The Love Book]. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6Q_Ioj6AhQ

Shakespeare. Everybody should learn one of WS's sonnets off by heart. This one is good but choose another.

Shakespeare. Everybody should learn one of WS's sonnets off by heart. This one is good but choose another.

Sonnet 97. The linguistic richness of this poem is the cause of its prominence and popularity among the sonnets. With an economy of imagery, the speaker manages to evoke the “freezings” and “dark days” of winter, the warmth and luxury of the “teeming autumn, big with rich increase,” and, in the third quatrain, the uneasy coexistence of the two in the lonely speaker’s mind.

Sonnet 97. The linguistic richness of this poem is the cause of its prominence and popularity among the sonnets. With an economy of imagery, the speaker manages to evoke the “freezings” and “dark days” of winter, the warmth and luxury of the “teeming autumn, big with rich increase,” and, in the third quatrain, the uneasy coexistence of the two in the lonely speaker’s mind.

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