Web Wednesday (Oct. 19)
Wednesday October 19th 2011, 6:44 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

A new critic would be pleased by this interpretation of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 65. New critics look at things like etymology of words to discover their true meanings. In this commentary of the poem, the critic uses this method throughout to discover what Shakespeare intended to say. For example, the interpretation of the first line uses the etymology of brass, stone, earth and boundless sea. Another example, line 6: “Against the wrackful siege of battering days”. This interpretation is based on the meaning and etymology of the word wrackful. Both of these, along with the other 12 comments that this critic provided for this poem, base the true meaning through discovering the words and statements’ meanings based on etymology and historical references.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


You got it.
You can also try to just hover over a word or phrase to highlight (and to allow you to hover multiple things in a line).

Comment by    Kevin L. Ferguson 10.20.11 @ 12:23 am