Skip navigation! How is it that years ago Shakespeare took the time to pen godly sonnets by lakes in the summertime that speak of immeasurable, ageless devotion hidden by the most masterful and heart-stompingly wondrous conceits, and we can't get a text back? While Will's own sexual persuasion is still the topic of many an academic debate — was he gay? We still lean on his metaphors and refrains, joke in his rhythms, sing in his intonations, and his poetry floods our everyday romantic lexicon. Love is blind, love at first sight, I love you more than words can say — we're all plagiarists. While we wait on that text 4G must be down we thought we'd take a look back at some of Shakespeare's finest romantic lines.
Shakespeare's Most Romantic Lines To Learn By Heart
23 William Shakespeare Quotes About Love, Lust, And Romance At Its Finest | YourTango
Tips for use. Here we have in verse the unassailable truth that modesty or elegant reserve are more enticing than explicit sexual messages. Regrettably many if not most of us have become inured to the awesome badness of TV sit-com, serials etc.. To the point that nothing else may be even imaginable. This is the complete triumph of free-market theory applied to the stultification of the brain and with brain, taste. Free-market suggests — or rather imposes — that appeal be made to the most common denominator of taste, to avoid saying bestiality.
Early editions of Shakespeare's plays sometimes ignored or censored slang and sexual language. But the First Folio reveals a text full of innuendo and rudeness. Here are some examples of slang or sexual language which were clearly understood by Shakespeare's original audiences, but may be less obvious to audiences today. Take heed of him: he stabbed me in mine own house, and that most beastly.
Nowadays, though, we get to the Shakespeare unit in our high school English classes and freak out: The Bard is hard. Imagine what the kids years from now will think when trying to decode our oh-so-scholarly tweets and texts. But alas, poor Yoricks he was the dead clown in Hamlet , the Bard was also kind of romantic also, randy at times.