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"Others" could generally refer to other people—that is, everyone who isn't Shakespeare. But more specifically, it could refer to other poets, other writers like Matthew Arnold himself. "Others...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2018 6:55 am UTC

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Shakespeare's plays are famous for their uses of puns and polysemy, playing on words and phrases that have multiple meanings. Sometimes these are used for comedic effect. For example, at the...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2016 8:54 pm UTC

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Matthew Arnold’s poem, “Shakespeare”, is, ironically, written in the form of an Italian rather than Shakespearian sonnet. The narrator addresses Shakespeare in the second person, and contrasts his...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2012 5:40 pm UTC

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In his poem entitled "Shakespeare," Matthew Arnold praises the great dramatist and poet William Shakespeare. Arnold praises Shakespeare's extraordinary knowledge of human nature: [Your knowledge...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2013 11:32 pm UTC

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The poem "Shakespeare", by Matthew Arnold, is a tribute poem to the great playwright William Shakespeare. The poem explicitly shows Arnold's honor by raising Shakespeare to a level similar to one...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2011 10:16 am UTC

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In act 1, scene 3, Macbeth learns the witches' prophecy that he will become Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland. At first, this doesn't mean much to him, but after he discovers that Duncan has...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2020 1:23 am UTC

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William Shakespeare lived and worked in the Elizabethan/ Jacobean times (1564-1616), in the professional and highly competitive business of live stage performance. He wrote a large body of dramatic...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2016 7:07 pm UTC

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Despite having been written more than four centuries ago, the works of William Shakespeare are loved by millions today. His plays are still read, re-worked, and performed the world round. Why,...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2016 9:11 pm UTC

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