Shakespeare’s poems. Please cite by line number(s) for a poem (l.2 for line 2 and ll.2-3 for lines 2-3). Use block quotations ONLY if you are citing more than 4 lines of verse or drama. There is no need to include a bibliography. This is not a research paper. 1. The dedication to the 1609 publication of Shakespeare’s Sonnets begins “To the Only Begetter of These Ensuing Sonnets.” You can find the full dedication in the online Norton edition. Write an essay that connects the language of “begetting” in this dedication to the so-called “procreation sonnets.” 2. So many of you wrote your first essay on the relationship between Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Passionate Pilgrim, focusing on the poems we know to be by Shakespeare (or Marlowe). Now, it’s time to think about the other poems in the collection, specifically those about Venus and Adonis. Choose 2 such poems from The Passionate Pilgrim and write a paper that compares / contrasts them to their inspiration, Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis. 3. Write an essay about what seems to be our underlying course theme: “futurity without reproduction.”
Discuss the relationship between Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Passionate Pilgrim, focusing on the poems we know to be by Shakespeare (or Marlowe).