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Shakespeare and all That!

Advantages: Highly entertaining, approachable, wittily-illustrated guide
Disadvantages: Purists may cringe occasionally!

William Shakespeare would weep if he could see the manner in which his works are sometimes studied today. He would surely be bemused to see the seriousness with which lines of wit from his comedies have been dissected and analysed to extract their double ...

Discerna 02.03.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Shakespeare in a Nutshell: A Rhyming Guide to All the Plays - James Muirden

A wealth of delight!

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Over the last eight or so months I've really been drawn to poetry. I suppose that it was inevitable since I'm now studying English at university, but I never quite anticipated just how much I would come to enjoy exploring the different epochs an writers. ...

Amy69 07.07.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Poems - Robert Burns

A cloak of darkness underneath the myth

Advantages: Beautiful, an insight into a troubled mind
Disadvantages: Not easy reading, overflowing with bitterness and pain

Sylvia Plath gets a bad time of it from most people. She's often seen as having written the most depressing novel ever in the form of 'The Bell Jar', and as the catalyst for many teenager's suicidal angst. However, the woman was ill, and she was marr ...

princess_lu 12.02.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Ariel - Sylvia Plath

Subjective reality

Advantages: Deep, colourful work
Disadvantages: Can be hard 'to get into'

Sylvia Plath is too often passed off as 'that crazy woman who wrote poems about dying and stuck her head in an oven'. Her 'Ariel' poems are the last she wrote before she died and acclaimed as her most brilliant works. There are not that many poems in ...

joolzroolz 24.06.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Ariel - Sylvia Plath

'Ariel' by Sylvia Plath

Advantages: Easy to read
Disadvantages: too thoughtful and melancholy for some

I really enjoyed reading this collection of poetry. Plath has a graphic imagination evident in poems such as 'Cut' and her imagery is at times explicit but so apt. 'Morning song' is yet another beautiful poem. The title plays upon the two seperate meanin ...

Kickboxer22 30.04.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Ariel - Sylvia Plath