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Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind by William Shakespeare

 
 
Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2005 04:54 pm
hey again everyone, can yall please help me interpret this poem i have 28 poems that i have to write 100-150 word reflections on and i am having some trouble with this one

Quote:
Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.
Heigh-ho! sing heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then, heigh-ho! the holly!
This life is most jolly.

Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
Thou dost not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As friend remember'd not.
Heigh-ho! sing heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then, heigh-ho! the holly!
This life is most jolly.


- William Shakespeare

if you can help i'd really appreaciate it thanks a million!
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Letty
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2005 05:18 pm
Well, luv, why not attempt an explication of Shakespear's poem yourself, and let those of us here who can, critique your evaluation.
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LoVeSiT191
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2005 05:22 pm
well i have a really hard time interpreting poems and i just can't ever seem to get what they are about until someone explains it to me...
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Letty
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2005 06:16 pm
Love, don't underestimate yourself. What is Shakespeare comparing here? The cold wind with what? The holiday and friends and lovers. He is being quite cynical.
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