Essay on The Life of William Shakespeare

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The Life of William Shakespeare William Shakespeare is one of the most identifiable icons of England. Shakespeare was one of the greatest and most influential playwright and poet during his lifetime. He is known as the greatest dramatist of all time due to his many poems and plays, such as “Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day?” and Romeo and Juliet. However, despite being so well known in the world of literature, there is not much known about the childhood of William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare is said to be born on April 23, 1564, although his actual birthday is not known, and was baptized at the holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. William Shakespeare was the third child of John and Mary Arden …show more content…
The troupe even received invitations to perform in front of Queen Elizabeth I. Due to Shakespeare's raising success, by 1597, Shakespeare had the second largest house in Stratford, called the New House. By 1599, Shakespeare and the Chamberlain's Men had built their own theater, called the Globe, in which many of his most famous plays were performed for the first time. In 1609, publisher Thomas Thorpe had printed a collection of 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets. In 1611, Shakespeare left London and moved back to Stratford, where his wife lived. Eventually on his 52nd birthday, on April 23, 1616, Shakespeare died to an unknown cause and was buried on April 25, 1616.
The poem, “Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day?” is written by William Shakespeare. Sonnet eighteen, “Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day?”, has fourteen lines of iambic pentameter ending in a rhymed couplet. In sonnet 18, the speaker gives a meaning and message of beauty, a positive tone, and figures of speech. The speaker compares his beloved to the summer season, and argues that she is better. This is a romantic poem with a great message that internal beauty is immortal and priceless, which is still relevant to this day and touches the hearts of the reader. The depth at which Shakespeare goes into and the language that is used is inspiring. The
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