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This the way Shakespeare recalls his best Friend.

Sonnet 30: When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought William Shakespeare Poem Text When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought, And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste: Then can I drown an eye, unus'd to flow,a For precious friends hid in death's dateless night, And weep afresh love's long since cancell'd woe, And moan th' expense of many a vanish'd sight; Then can I grieve at grievances foregone, And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan, Which I new pay as if not paid before. But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, All losses are restor'd, and sorrows end. Introduction This is a sonnet number 30 penned by William Shakespeare. The poem is a remembrance in which the poet is offering like an obituary to his friend named ‘W.H.’ who has recently passed. This is one of the best examples of

To Be or Not To Be ; That is the questions

One of the best examples of soliloquies in form of a monologue presented by William Shakespeare in one of his great tragedies named Hamlet Act 3, Scene 1 the lines of the poem uttered by prince Hamlet after the death of his father King Hamlet. Text To Be, Or Not To Be To be, or not to Be In this line, the question rises in Hamlet’s mind that what is he going to do, he should do or not. Here, readers know that he is thinking about committing suicide because he is feeling tormented by the fact that his mother was having an illegitimate extramarital affair with his own uncle. They have murdered his father. His father’s soul comes in his dream and asks him to take his revenge and not to hurt anyway his wife. He finds himself unable to do anything and wants to commit suicide in his madness.    Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer He asks himself that is it fine to suffer in mind and take no action against anything causing trouble to a person. He is trying to analyze that


Alliteration  is a poetic technique in which the beginning sound is repeated in words for effect. Tongue twisters often use alliteration to create catchy phrases. In this figure of speech, two or more words begin with the same letter or syllable. Notice the effect of alliteration as you try to say the following tongue twisters: Examples 1.        Potatoes, peas, and pumpkin are greengrocer's goods. Here three words, in the beginning, begin with the letter 'P' and three words, in the end, begin with the letter 'g'. 2.        This miss is Sister Kissler. Here 'is' pronunciation is repeated in 'this' 'is' and 'sister' and 'iss' is repeated in 'miss' and Kissler'. Alliteration is the repetition of a speech sound in a sequence of nearby words. The term is usually applied only to the consonants, only when the recurrent sound begins a word or a stressed syllable within a word. In Old English  Alliterative Meter (Having th


A simile is a rhetorical figure expressing comparison or likeness that directly compares two things through some connective word such  as  like, as, so, than, or a verb such as resembles. Although similes and metaphors are generally seen as interchangeable, similes acknowledge the imperfections and limitations of the comparative relationship largely than metaphors. Examples:    Using 'as' - The use of 'as' makes the simile more explicit. 1.         She walks as gracefully as a cat. 2.         He was as hungry as a lion. 3.         He was as mean as a bull. 4.         That spider was as fat as an elephant. 5.         Cute as a kitten. 6.         As busy as a bee. 7.         As snug as a bug in a rug. 8.         Eyes as big as dinner plates.   Using ‘like’ - A simile can explicitly provide the basis of a comparison or leave this basis implicit. In the implicit case, the simile leaves the audience to determine for themselves which features of the target are being predicate