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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works - William Shakespeare

The Phoenix and the Turtle

 

This Shakespearean poem, although short in length, is full of potential meaning.  The most obvious meaning is the death of ideals embodied by the two birds, however through symbolism the mean could take on religious overtones or even by the embodiment of humans.  Of course Shakespeare could have just written a poem following an ABBA rhyme that transitions to a ABA rhyme that appears to have a meaning but in fact as no meaning at all.  In any case, it is a wonderful poem.

 

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