Episode 4

Shakespeare, Sonnet 18


September 22nd, 2020

16 mins 12 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

In this episode we introduce listeners to one of the most resilient forms in English-language poetry: the sonnet. And we do it with one of the most famous sonnets Shakespeare wrote.

For the sonnet in full, see https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45087/sonnet-18-shall-i-compare-thee-to-a-summers-day

For helpful works on Shakespeare's sonnets, see:

Stephen Booth's edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets


Helen Vendler's edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets.