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Elite Literary Book Group Presents Poetry Focus

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The Elite Literary Book Group is dedicated to helping students and teachers and readers to re-encounter the wisdom of literature and find meaningful ways to integrate that encounter into their lives. The Poetry Focus podcast presents poems along with a particular focus point for readers to begin an … read more

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Poetry Focus #10: Metaphor and Shakespeare's "Sonnet 30"

Today's podcast takes a closer look at the extended metaphor. In this case it comes courtesy of William Shakespeare's Sonnet 30. In this sonnet, the Bard deals with the grief and sometimes depression associated with regret, particularly regret over missed chances and opportunities. By employing an extended comparison to a business or legal transaction Shakespeare is able to double reinforce the emotions associated with missed opportunities.

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