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    William Shakespeare - Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day? is one of William Shakespeare’s (1564-1616) best-known and finest poems reflects a favorite theme in the relationship of time, beauty and love.

Regardless of scholarly arguments as to whether he is speaking about poetry itself or his beloved, the poem is typical of the Elizabethan sonnet form and as the Shakespeare-Oxford Society says, “if you get Shakespeare wrong, you get the whole Elizabethan Age wrong.” This view further heightens the literary importance of the poet and the poem.

Music composed by Quint Starkie

William Shakespeare
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