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Sam Campbell
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William Hardy McNeill
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works - William Shakespeare

Venus and Adonis


The first poem in my reading, Venus and Adonis, is a smooth constructed story based on the Greco-Roman myth.  Though I did get lost a few times when figuring out if the narrator, Venus, or Adonis was speaking it was an enjoyable piece.  The ABABCC stanzas were well done and I often found myself admiring the precision of rhymes than the actual content.