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Sonnet 23

In honor of my daughter the actor, here’s Shakespeare’s thespian-themed Sonnet 23 (both original and modern text, courtesy of No Fear Shakespeare): Original Text Modern Text As an unperfect actor on the stage, Who with his fear is put besides his part, Or some fierce thing replete with too much rage, Whose strength’s abundance weakens […]

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 14

Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck; And yet methinks I have astronomy, But not to tell of good or evil luck, Of plagues, of dearths, or seasons’ quality; Nor can I fortune to brief minutes tell, Pointing to each his thunder, rain and wind, Or say with princes if it shall go […]

14 Lines

A sonnet has 14 lines, among other conventions. Here’s one from Edna St. Vincent Millay. I Shall Forget You Presently, My Dear I shall forget you presently, my dear, So make the most of this, your little day, Your little month, your little half a year, Ere I forget, or die, or move away, And […]