(Facts of Early Century Writers and Poets) The early distinguished writers are read over and over again every century.
Here are a few unheard or undiscovered facts of early century writers and poets!
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
- Since the early 16th century, some critics believe that the sonnets written by Shakespeare were addressed to a young boy, considered as fair and youthful and a dark lady. The sonnets were addressed either to the Dark Lady or Fair Youth. The speaker was an old man or sometimes one of the two addresses.
- The critics and the readers questioned Shakespeare’s heterosexuality. They observed a ton of Homosexuality in his sonnets. In his first seventeen sonnets, it is quite clear in context.
- William Shakespeare was said to be a misogynist. Prince Hamlet in “Hamlet” works as a mouthpiece of Shakespeare. Therefore, when the prince says, “Frailty, thy name is woman!” By ‘woman’ here, he refers to Gertrude (his mother). Prince Hamlet considers his mother morally weak because she has betrayed her husband by marrying her brother-in-law, Claudius just after a month of her husband’s death. Here, through Prince Hamlet’s dialogue in Act 1 Scene 2, Shakespeare’s psychology about women is marked.
S.T. Coleridge (1772-1834)
- As a Romantic Writer, his poetry is full of imagination, fantasy, nature, and love. Some critics believe that he wrote his poem “Kubla Khan” when he was in sight of illusions due to the consumption of Opium. The consumption of the same was later followed by illness and finally death.
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
- The last lines from Robert Frost’s “Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening” were found handwritten on the paper on the office table of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (great Prime Minister of India) after his death. It read, “The woods were lovely, dark and deep; But I have promises to keep; And miles to go before I sleep; And miles to go before I sleep”.
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